Jens Cording


Jens Cording trained at university as a music teacher specializing in the violin before playing in various orchestras and ensembles and working in the teaching profession. He then studied cultural management at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. His studies focused on marketing, event planning and time management. From 1993 to 2009 he was a project manager for music in the Siemens Arts Program. In this role, he initiated and designed projects involving commissioned compositions, concert series and structural projects in contemporary music. In October 2009, he began managing cultural projects for the newly established Siemens Stiftung, a role he has continued ever since.

Cording is a board member of the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) and sits on the Advisory Committee of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Jury of the Beethovenstiftung Bonn. He was president of the German section of the International Society for Contemporary Music from 2002 to 2011.

In 2014, he was awarded the Medal of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his voluntary commitment to music.


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