Philippa Allan

Founder and Director
Originally from Australia, Philippa Allan is widely experienced, both as an active musician and as a manager.

She has lived in Berlin for over 20 years, returning regularly to Australia.

Passionate about Australian music, she is keen to grow the international profile of the country’s arts organisations by nurturing meaningful global exchange and creative collaboration while empowering artists to gain greater control over their own careers.
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On Stage

As a violinist, Philippa Allan toured, recorded and performed internationally with orchestras and chamber music formations, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.  Ever keen to venture off the beaten track, she explored contemporary classical music early on, experimenting with atypical concert formats and venues; and co-founding an electric string quartet during her studies in Sydney.

Behind the Scenes

At Karsten Witt Musik Management from 2007-2015, Philippa was Artist Manager for a range of conductors, the Arditti String Quartet, as well as various new music and interdisciplinary projects. She also worked as Advisor for Artistic Planning to Tonyeong International Music Festival, assisting Artistic Director at the time, Alexander Liebreich. She subsequently worked as Orchestral Manager at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, during which time she initiated new projects including an externally funded (IFAF) study of accoustics of the orchestral pit and potential improvements to materials in use, with a view to acheiving a more healthy work environment for the musicians while optimising the soundscape.

Studies

B.Mus (Hon.) - violin solo and string quartet
1997, University of Sydney, Conservatorium


Von Karajan Akademie of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
1997 - 2000, Berlin
Bachelor of Arts Management
2008, Fernuniversität Hagen
Master of Laws (LLM - International Business and Management)
2013, Liverpool University