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Ilona Schmiel

Ilona Schmiel studied school music, classical philology and cultural and media management in Berlin and Oslo. Her professional career led her from the Donaueschinger Musiktage to the Lillehammer Cultural Festival and Oslo to an international concert agency. From 1998 to 2002 Ilona Schmiel was artistic director and managing director of the Bremen concert hall "Die Glocke". Since 1996 she has taught as a guest lecturer at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. From 2004 to 2014 Ilona Schmiel was artistic director and managing director of the Beethovenfest Bonn. She has been artistic director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich since August 2014.