Killjoys and classical music bashers often say there are no startups in the field of the so-called conservative world of classical music ! Wrong! Absolutely wrong. There are many and some of them are really exciting! Here in the Websummit in Dublin, an international summit dedicated to both new technologies and startups, opera-digital.com has met HelloStage and interviewed his founder and CEO Bernhard Kerres.
What an excited professional path he has! Bernhard is a former opera singer (image he sung with Agnes Balsta and Jose Carreras !!). He considered himself as not good enough as an opera singer and decided to resume study in the London School of Economics from which he got an MBA. After a decade working as a consultant, he became CEO and artistic director of the worldwide known Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna. There he realised how powerful digital technologies could be in the field of classical music and decided to set–up his company Hello Stage.
You will se how exciting this service is for musicians in the following videos : HelloStage is an innovative internet platform putting together musicians, ensembles, managers as well as promoters in the classical music and opera world.
With more than 6000 members, this linkedin like professional network dedicated to classical music makes its inroads mainly thanks to word–mouth marketing as explained in the following video !
I thank you so much Bernhard for this interview. I totally agree with his vision and ambition. In our digital society, every singer or musician should have a account on such a digital platform, it’s a fantastic tool to promote one’s talent ! Have a look of course on hellostage.com.
If you want to know more about hello Stage or his amazing founder Bernhard Kerres, the following links will interest you :
website of Hello Stage : http://www.hellostage.com
Facebook page of Hello Stage : https://www.facebook.com/hellostage
Bernhard Kerres’ blog : http://www.bernhardkerres.com/
“Hello Stage, the Linkedin for classical music explained by his founder Bernhard Kerres” by Ramzi SAIDANI and Bernhard KERRES is under terms and conditions of the licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 France