von leliwa

Consulting – Coaching – Creative Concepts

Let’s look beneath the surface.

Let’s seek out your motivation, vision and goals.

Let’s uncover new perspectives and contexts for your drama.

Let’s shape your performance on your stage

You are the actor. You are the director.


24.09.2021XX. Shostakovitch Symposium

We worked hard to ensure that the 20th Symposium of the German Shostakovich Society could take place on 24 and 25 September 2021 - not online, but live in Berlin! More infos: here

27.11.2021Impulses for active career management

A workshop at The Green Room Cologne on Saturday, 27 November 2021 (from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) for every one working in the arts or creative sector who is interested in effective methods of (self-)coaching.  The focus is on working with visions and goals as a means of self-reflection and active career design. Info and registration: here

04.12.2021On The WIngs of Music

After a long time, I can finally offer a dress rehearsal visit for people with dementia and their companions: On 4 December 2021 at the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss. Info: here. Registration via my email address: .

06.02.2022Die schöne Magelone

Looking forward to a special project at the Robert Schumann Hochschule: In my musicology seminar in this year's winter term, we will work on Brahms' only narrative song cycle Die schöne Magelone in cooperation with the Lied classes of Konrad Jarnot and Hans Eijsackers. The goal is a joint presentation and performance in early February 2022.

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My roots lie in musicology, concert production and musical theatre – still a great passion of mine. Over the years, I have built up a reputation for transforming creative visions into concrete, full-proof successes. Through our work together, I see myself as your supporting partner, appreciating your skills, your personality and your ideas, and so letting you flourish.

Throughout my 15 years in the management team of the Tonhalle Duesseldorf, I expanded my experience from the artistic field to corporate strategy and leadership. My training as an Integral Systemic (Business) Coach extends and deepens this aspect of my work.

Curriculum vitae
born in Berlin
1981 – 1986
Education in musicology, theatre studies and history of art at the
Freie Universität Berlin and at the Universität Köln
Magister Artium (Master of Arts)
from 1987
Creative Producer at the Duesseldorf Symphony Orchestra Main focus:
publications and orchestra management, cooperation projects
1997 – 2012
Chief Creative Producer at the Tonhalle Duesseldorf
Main focus: concert planning, project management (concerts, events and exhibitions),
leadership responsibility in strategy and HR
from 2007
Lecturer at the CIAM (Center for International Arts Management) Cologne
from 2010
Lecturer at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf
(concert and self-management, musicology)
since April 2012
independent consultant (Integral Systemic Coach / Business Coach)
cooperation with composers  Gerhard Stäbler and Kunsu Shim at EarPort Duisburg
collaboration in the project „On the Wings of Music – Concerts for people with Dementia“
since 2018
Vice President of the Deutsche Schostakowitsch Gesellschaft e.V. (German Shostakovich Society)
since 2019
Workshops at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne) and Folkwang University of the Arts Essen
seit 2020/21
Team member of  The Green Room (Director: Heather O’Donnell) in Cologne
Continuing trainings at Alzheimer’s Society UK, University of Vechta, Akademie Remscheid, kubia e.V. Remscheid, Landesmusikakademie Berlin, passion for coaching Berlin/Cologne, EarPort Duisburg
List of lectures and publications: here


You need more information? Just call me or arrange a personal meeting!