Filling in Your Repertoire Can Lead to Concert Opportunities!
In part 1 of of „How to make the most of HELLO STAGE“
I explained that you are searchable
by your repertoire and strongly recommend
that you drag and drop the pieces performed into your event.
One of the features Promoters
have and which you are getting with your
unlimited membership is the Extended Search.
You find it on your dashboard in case you have
not noticed it so far, but in fact it
is one of the most amazing features.
Numerous career opportunities over
the last decades have come up because
someone has replaced a soloist
or conductor at short notice - we all know of examples!
But how canthe orchestra in question
know about you having the
piece of music in your repertoire and also finding that
I remember well, hunting for someone to conduct
, by Zemlinsky, in the revised
version for a replacement -
this took a hectic 5 days some years back! Horror!!
The Extended Search would have given me a
list of people who offered it!
It is also great for the forward
planing of promoters and orchestras.
They will probably have their set
ideas about with whom they would like to plan
their Mozart piano concerto,
but when it comes to more unusual repertoire,
the Extended Search provides a lot of suggestions to explore!
In the example above, you can see how
the search for works by Rodion Shchedrin!
Great to see how many have works by him in their repertoire!
But why is it so important that
the repertoire makes it into the events?
Linking rep and events up will result in not
only being visible in the upcoming (or past) dates.
Clicking on a repertoire entry will
provide any visitor with a list of when the piece was/will
This is vital information for an orchestra/promoter -
when you performed a piece and with whom to make a pre-selection.
(see photo in the header).
This shows that it is also a good
idea to add past highlights to your event list!
Just a few of the most important engagements
for the last two years or so to let people know what you
have been up to and with who you have performed.
At the very beginning of building
HELLO STAGE, we spent our summer building a
database with about 8.700 orchestral works by Michael
van der Aa to Ellen Taaffee Zwilich
which will come up in the autocomplete when filling your rep.
when typing in any W.A.Mozart
- always use the KV number,
it only needs three digits and the work pops up…)
Only with Operas, Chamber music and solo repertoire
will you need to type in the work title yourself -
but always try the composer in autocomplete,
chances are very high that he/she is already there!
- we just updated a feature
where you can drag & drop any piece of music into your events.
It can now indicate if you are
the soloist or a member of the ensemble/orchestra for the
work in question.
Bettina Mehne manages
the relationships with Artists, Ensembles,
their Managements as well as Promoters on HELLO STAGE.
She toured Orchestras around the world,
worked for London and Germany based Managements,
took care of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
as their Artistic Manager and headed
the Artistic Planning at the Wiener Konzerthaus for six seasons.
Follow Bettina on Twitter
- you can also
always reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org