Michael Nemeth earned his doctorate in musicology and cultural management from University of Vienna.
Michael Nemeth earned his doctorate in musicology and cultural management from University of Vienna. After his time at the Vienna based artist management Erich Seitter in 2004, he began working for Musikverein für Steiermark (Philharmonic Society Graz, www.musikverein-graz.at) in dramaturgy and public relations. Musikverein has been founded 1815 and belongs to Europe’s most traditional and historic concert institutions. Each season will be celebrated with an eminent festive programme and numerous subscription concerts. Famous honorary members are Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Elina Garanca or Krzysztof Penderecki. In 2008 Michael Nemeth took over direction of the Musikverein as general secretary and artistic director. In this role he has been responsible for planning and organising more than 500 concerts, both in the large performance hall ‘Stefaniensaal’ and the smaller chamber music hall. The celebration of the Musikverein’s 200th anniversary ‘200 Jahre Musikverein für Steiermark’ – with more than one thousand artists from all over the world participating – has further elevated the status of the Musikverein in the international music scene. Founded in 2014, the concert series ‘Concerts for Human Rights’ is exclusive to Musikverein Graz and has been attracting extensive media attention ever since. Additionally, Michael Nemeth is founder and project manager of several ongoing cultural initiatives (including a summer concert series in Graz City Park and the chamber orchestra ‘con fuoco’) and has been teaching ‘Musicology in Practice’ at the Institute of Musicology at Karl Franzens University Graz since 2015. Additionally he works regularly as a jury member for well-known programmes in discovering talents (e.g. Konzerthaus Wien, Summer Academy of Wiener Philharmoniker, Opera Master’s Programme Music and Arts University of the city Vienna).