Dr. Benedikt Holtbernd is a culture manager and musicologist.
He holds a PhD in German language and literature.
He has been opera director at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg, at the Stadttheater Bern, and as Artistic Operations Director at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden Semperoper, amongst many others.
In Bonn he was Artistic Director of the Project Society of the German Music Council (including "Jugend musiziert", Bundesjugendorchester, Bundesjazzorchester, Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Dirigentenforum). He teaches, among others, at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and at the University of Bayreuth.
He is also chairman of the Opera Friends Bonn as well as of the Friends of the Ludwig van Beethoven Music School Bonn, on the board of InterArtes e.V. as well as on the board of trustees of the International Festival of Young Artists Bayreuth.