Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

The Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich is a public limited company (Aktiengesellschaft). At the Extraordinary General Meeting on 10 March 2020, the members agreed to the change in legal form.

Administrative Board (honorary)

The Administrative Board is composed of twelfe members, therefrom five representatives of the public authorities and two representatives of the staff.

  • Martin Vollenwyder, von Zürich, in Zürich ZH (Präsident des Verwaltungsrats)
  • Hans G. Syz, von Zürich und Volketswil, in Küsnacht ZH (Vizepräsident des Verwaltungsrats und Quästor)
  • Felix Baumgartner, von Sirnach TG, in Altendorf SZ
  • Rebekka Fässler, von Lauerz SZ, in Zürich ZH, Vertretung Stadt Zürich
  • Martin Frutiger, von Oberhofen am Thunersee BE, in Lenzburg AG, Vertretung Personal
  • Madeleine Herzog, von Solothurn SO, in Zürich ZH, Vertretung Kanton Zürich
  • Adrian T. Keller, von Zollikon, in Zollikon ZH
  • Katharina Kull-Benz, von Zürich, in Zollikon ZH, Vertretung Kanton Zürich
  • Diana Lehnert, deutsche Staatsangehörige, in Zürich ZH, Vertretung Stadt Zürich
  • Corine Mauch, von Zürich, in Zürich ZH, Vertretung Stadt Zürich
  • Ursula Sarnthein-Lotichius, von Zürich, in Zürich ZH, Vertretung Personal
  • Adèle Zahn Bodmer, von Basel BS, in Zumikon ZH

Directorate/Intendance, Management

  • Ilona Schmiel (Artistic Director)
  • Marc Barwisch (Head of Artistic Operations)
  • Justus Bernau (Head of Finance and Accounting)
  • Ambros Bösch (Conductor of Orchestra Operations)
  • Michaela Braun (Head of Marketing and Communication)

The Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG is responsible for the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and organises more than 150 concerts of various kinds each season. In addition to the concerts in Zurich, the orchestra goes on international tours and carries Zurich's reputation as a lively city of music to renowned music centres around the world.

For the renovation years of the historic Tonhalle am See (2017-2021), the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich has built the interim venue Tonhalle Maag in District 5, using mostly its own and private funds. Within a very short time, the new concert hall established itself as a new centre for classical music and radiates far beyond the country's borders with its excellent acoustics, its simple and elegant architecture, which has since won prizes, and its post-industrial area.

The Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich consider themselves an important part of the city's and the region's cultural life and feel connected to the people of Zurich, not least through their 150-year tradition.

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