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Biography: Christian Gansch

Christian Gansch


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"You informed and motivated our top global client service partners and brought the meeting to a rousing close. Your performance sent clear messages that apply to our daily work across functions, industries, and borders."
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Conductor, consultant and music producer Christian Gansch, is an international motivational and keynote speaker and was awarded four Grammys for his work.

Born in Austria in 1960, Christian’s book ‘From Solo to Symphony - What businesses can learn from orchestras’ was published in 2006, and has secured his spot amongst the world’s most highly celebrated and popular business speakers.

For a decade Christian conducted the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, then moving into the business side of music, producing over 190 CDs internationally with artists such as Pierre Boulez, Claudio Abbado and Anna Netrebko, for which he was awarded four Grammys.

As a conductor he has led most of the world’s largest orchestras, including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris; the English BBC Orchestra; the Russian National Orchestra, and the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin. He conducted Beethoven’s 9 symphonies with the Orchestra Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 2004 and gave his Proms debut at London's Royal Albert Hall.

"You said many of the right thingsand communicated these boldly, in fact so well that at the weekend I "lost myself" in several chapters of your book."
Torsten Daenert

Not just an orchestral conductor, Christian has led operas too, including Mozart's Marriage of Figaro in the UK.

He received multiple Record Academy Awards in the Best Concerto Disc category for Beethoven’s five piano concertos, and as a producer for Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the Berlin Staatskapelle.

With experience in the music world spanning from musician, to conductor to manager, Christian’s coaching concept comes from a unique place, where music meets business, and where leading an orchestra relates in synchronicity with running a business.

Demonstrating similarities between orchestras and company structures, Christian decodes the high potential for human conflicts, leadership issues and complex integrated communications from both, to gleam lessons and strategies for businesses all over the world.

Since 2003 Gansch has worked as a consultant for a number of major companies with direct reference to communication and "orchestral consciousness". Both of his books, "Vom Solo zur Sinfonie" and "Wer auftritt, muss spielen", are best-sellers.

Speaking Topics

  •  The orchestral cross-department/cross-functional interaction: listen to each other and act together
  •  The triad of orchestral/corporate excellence: skills, craftsmanship, discipline
  •  Diversity: how 100 musicians or specialists, create unity and harmony
  •  Self-motivation requires information: conductors/leaders have to inform, convince and inspire the orchestra, otherwise musicians cannot motivate themselves
  •  The triad of leadership: awareness, decision, action
  •  Teamwork is not about equality but the inter-play of competences
  •  Real-time communication requires orchestral consciousness: openness, friction, reaction
  •  Routine is a standstill, "change" is our daily life, our destiny
  •  Values need to be of practical relevance and not verbal acrobatics

For further information or to book Christian Gransch, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk


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