An Englishwoman to head the Salzburg Easter Festival

The festival’s governing board have elected a new chair for the next five years. She is Sarah Wedl-Wilson, Vice-Rector for External Relations at the Mozarteum University.

Sarah, 46, has previously worked for IMG Artists in London, the Camerata Salzburg and the Cologne Philharmonie. She was artistic director at Schloss Elmau and sidekick to René Jacobs at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.

sarah wedl-wilson

From her official bio: In 2010 she founded  her own company, Wilson Arts Projects, which provides Arts and Festival Consulting in London, Austria and Italy. In 2012 she became Managing Director of the Camerata Salzburg for a year, until a serious ski-ing accident forced her to step down.

 

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  • What exactly are the responsibilities of the board of the Osterfestspiele and of the chairwoman? Is this a pro bono responsibility, or do they receive compensation beyond their expenses?
    Does she keep her job at the Mozarteum, or does she have to put that job on hold at least for the time serving on the board of the Osterfestspiele?
    Some good old journalistic giving of factual background information would be helpful.

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