Representation & Projects

Pioneers in Culture has extensive experience in orchestra management and has organized international tours, primarily within the Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg (BeNeLux) region.

Pioneers in Culture maintains excellent relationships with the most important venues within the BeNeLux, including those in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht.

Production & Presentation

Pioneers in Culture organizes concerts commissioned by companies and individuals. These have ranged from large public concerts or private corporate concerts to small chamber performances for individuals. The possibilities are very broad and diverse: from a classical concert to light musical entertainment, world music and jazz. These concerts can also be accompanied by a presentation or an introduction if desired.

All productions are bespoke and we will work with you closely on the requirements. We will then develop the format, calculate a budget, maintain contact with all parties involved and coordinate all production-related activities. During the production, we will support the technical setup and direct the production.

At Pioneers in Culture, form and function are considered equally important for a production. Inspiration and innovation are focal points with expertise and experience as foundation. We are in close contact with the best artists and venues.

Pioneers in Culture offers lectures on various subjects within classical music; presentations for companies; and can chair symposia and conferences. We will tailor our presentation to your requirements as well as the audience. Interviews can be part of the presentations.

In sum: Pioneers in Culture represents quality and positive surprises.

Management & Advice

Pioneers in Culture has extensive experience as (interim) manager within the performing arts. Our experience ranges from leading production teams at the Dutch broadcasting corporation – for instance at the 1995 Mahler Festival – general management of The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra to interim management assignments at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choire, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Radio Chamber Philharmonic.

Pioneers in Culture produces both small and large concerts and projects. The latter includes location-related projects, such as the annual midsummer project we host for IAA-Architects on the longest day in June at very special heritage sites.

Numerous prestigious productions were held at the Nieuwe Luxor Theater in Rotterdam, Carré Amsterdam, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, and Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In 2014, we were honored to lead the anniversary project for the BNG (Bank of Dutch Municipalities). This project included 14 new productions at six extraordinary locations, which were either industrial locations or heritage sites. Queen Maxima was the honorary guest at the closing gala in the Fokker Terminal in The Hague.

Pioneers in Culture has extensive experience consulting within the performing arts. Our experience consists of chairing various commissions, the Music and Foreign Countries Fair, the Performing Arts Fund, as well as acting as musical adviser to the Bank of Dutch Municipalities. The nature of our consulting work can be either music-related or corporate/strategic.