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Ulrike
Niehoff

artistic director

Born in Ingolstadt (Germany), Ms Ulrike Niehoff serves as the Concertgebouworkest’s artistic director with effect from 1 January 2021.

Until 2020 she was Director of Artistic Planning with the Wiener Symphoniker, overseeing the orchestra’s symphonic concerts and opera performances and initiating community and education projects with various partners in Vienna. Ms Niehoff also created new series and tailored concert formats for new and younger audiences, in addition to having co-developed the artist in residence programme and planned the Wiener Symphoniker’s first tours of China.

She previously served as Managing Director of Bruno Weil’s Klang und Raum Music Festival in Irsee (2003–8) and as Director of Artistic Planning and Administration with the Grafenegg Festival (2008–13).

Ulrike Niehoff holds a master’s degree in international cultural and business studies from the University of Passau (2003) and wrote her master’s thesis on the long-range planning of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Ingolstadt (Germany), Ms Ulrike Niehoff serves as the Concertgebouworkest’s artistic director with effect from 1 January 2021.

Until 2020 she was Director of Artistic Planning with the Wiener Symphoniker, overseeing the orchestra’s symphonic concerts and opera performances and initiating community and education projects with various partners in Vienna. Ms Niehoff also created new series and tailored concert formats for new and younger audiences, in addition to having co-developed the artist in residence programme and planned the Wiener Symphoniker’s first tours of China.

She previously served as Managing Director of Bruno Weil’s Klang und Raum Music Festival in Irsee (2003–8) and as Director of Artistic Planning and Administration with the Grafenegg Festival (2008–13).

Ulrike Niehoff holds a master’s degree in international cultural and business studies from the University of Passau (2003) and wrote her master’s thesis on the long-range planning of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.