HELLO STAGE is the new classical music community. Online. For professionals. We link musicians, ensembles, orchestras, their managers, and promotoers. 

In the background of HELLO STAGE is an extensive database of musical works, conductors, orchestras, venues and much more. The database allows fast entries but also detailed searches.

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HELLO STAGE wins the Rhinegold / ABO Award for Artist Manager of the Year! 26. Jan 2018

Winners in the Artist Manager of the Year category were Bettina Mehne and Bernhard Kerres of Hello Stage. Their publication Be Your Own Manager, is designed to help musicians better understand the processes involved in career development, and complements their 'Hello Stage' online support portal and...

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NameHELLO STAGE Founded2013
Office LocationVienna, Austria
Main languageEnglish Additional languages German 

Julian Rachlin just dropped by
We are always happy to see members droping by the office. Violinst Julian Rachlin was just here. On the photo: Bettina, Bernhard, Julian, Hanna and Raphael  
Meet Pianist Gülsin Onay
Turkish born pianist Gülsin Onay has recently joined HELLO STAGE. Quickly she has become one of our most active members. But you should meet her here! 
Cellist Corinne Morris came to visit
A great joy to meet in person with cellist and HELLO STAGE member Corinne Morris in Vienna. Here with our founder and CEO Bernhard Kerres  
Bernhard invites you to Classical Goes Tech
We are proud to present Classical Goes Tech for the first time on November 9, from 5 to 8 pm in San Francisco. Get your tickets now at www.classicalgoestech.com! 
Watch the Hangout with Julian Rachlin
In our series of Hangouts we enjoyed the company of Julian Rachlin. A star on the violin and the viola, Julian is doing more and more conducting. In the Hangout he spoke about the importance for passion for any musical career as well as about his candid criticism of competitions. 
A Short Film by Igudesman & Joo
Violinist Aleksey Igudesman invites you to Classical Goes Tech
Violinist, composer and musician Aleksey Igudesman invites you to Classical Goes Tech on Nov 9, 2015, 5 pm to 8 pm in San Francisco. He will not only perform but has an announcement he is secretive about. More details on the event are at www.classicalgoestech.com 
Hello Stage, le LinkedIn des musiciens classiques
2015-10-03 Les Echo, Paris
"Cette plate-forme met en relation les musiciens classiques professionnels à travers le monde entier, leur permettant de partager leur travail et accroître leur renommée sur le net, monter des projets collectifs, ou encore d'entrer en contact avec un manager."
(Nathalie Doré)
REVIEW from 2015-10-03  
HELLO STAGE on your iPhone
Here is a way to quickly log into HELLO STAGE from your iPhone. 
Berenice Christin Terwey and Philomela Eva Terwey
Thanks to Berenice Christin Terwey and Philomela Eva Terwey for their artistic video inviting fellow musicians to join HELLO STAGE! 
After a Great Concert by Jasmine Choi and Benjamin Beirs
After a great concert by flutist Jasmine Choi and guitarist Benjamin Beirs at Wein & Co in Vienna on Jan 22nd, 2015.

From left to right: Oliver Sartena (Wein & Co), Bernhard Kerres, Jasmine Choi, Benjamin Beirs 
Bernhard at Plug and Play in Silicon Valley
HELLO STAGE is an independent online platform for the classical music community. It was founded by Bernhard Kerres, former Artistic Director and CEO of the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria. HELLO STAGE is an innovative new online platform connecting musicians, ensembles, managers, and promoters in the classical music world.

The Plug & Play International Accelerator is a 3-month immersion into the Silicon Valley ecosystem and is designed to enable high-tech startups to explore business development, fund-raising, and other strategic opportunities. Startups will be exposed to Plug & Play’s extensive network of corporate, technology and investment partners as well as mentors and advisors.

For more information, visit: http://www.plugandplayaccelerator.com... 
HELLO STAGE: the social media platform for musicians
2015-03-11 International Arts Manager Magazine, Manchester

Kerres tells us he recently came across promising statistics for other independent start-ups: 'Airbnb had around 10,000 members in its first year, Twitter had only a couple of thousand,' he says. 'We now have over 6,500. Considering Twitter had a potentially infinite market, and so far we're only addressing classical musicians, I think we're doing pretty well.'

(Mark Powell)
REVIEW from 2015-03-11  
Bernhard Kerres speaking at the FEVIS Conference in Berlin, 2014
FEVIS, http://www.fevis-europe.eu, the European Federation for Independent Ensembles invited to a conference to Berlin in Fall 2014. Our founder and CEO, Bernhard Kerres was invited to speak there. Here is the video of his talk.  
The Alauda Quartet about HELLO STAGE
Isn't it best to learn about something new from the people actually using it? Listen to the Alauda Quartet and why they are on HELLO STAGE. 
Jasmine's Birthday Video for HELLO STAGE
Flute star Jasmine Choi made this little video for the 1st Anniversary of HELLO STAGE! 
Martin Grubinger on HELLO STAGE
Multi-Percussionist Martin Grubinger explains, why he is a Founding Member of HELLO STAGE and why he likes it! 
Mariko Hara at HELLO STAGE
Viola player Mariko Hara came to visit HELLO STAGE!  
Die Senta von YouTube – transformation in der Klassik
2014-07-17 ambuzzador, Vienna
"Ein Orchester, Solisten, das Publikum, ein Konzertsaal: Am klassischen Musikbetrieb hat sich in den letzten zweihundert Jahren nichts geändert. Zeit für frischen Wind, findet Bernhard Kerres und startet das Onlineprojekt „Hello Stage"."
(Günter Stummvoll)
REVIEW from 2014-07-17  
A short Introduction to HELLO STAGE
See this short video to know what HELLO STAGE is all about. Enjoy!

SEPT 01 HELLO STAGE Coffee Date with Bettina in NYC!
Le Pain Quotidien - Columbus Circle,  922 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, September 1st, 14:30h.

Get in touch with BettinaHS@hellostage.com to secure your spot and get some advice on making the best out of HELLO STAGE: discuss your career, tips & tricks for your page and more - do bring a friend who is new to/curious about HELLO STAGE :) 
Welcome to HELLO STAGE!
If you want to know what makes HELLO STAGE so special - watch :) 
One evening, five HELLO STAGErs!

From left to right: Ferhan Önder (piano), Bernhard Kerres (HELLO STAGE), Jasmine Choi (flute), Benjamin Beirs (guitar), Marcus Gisperg (Cadenza Concert)

January 22nd, 2015, at Wein & Co, Vienna, Austria 
15 European startups making (sound) waves in the music industry
2014-09-10 Tech.eu,
"HELLO STAGE was named as one of the 15 leading music startups in Europe besides SoundCloud and Spotify!"
(Charmaine Li)
REVIEW from 2014-09-10  
The Arcis Saxophone Quartett about HELLO STAGE
Four great musicians share with you why they like HELLO STAGE. 
Hello Stage releases career handbook for classical musicians
2016-11-09 Classical Music Magazine, London
"Hello Stage's Bernhard Kerres and Bettina Mehne are releasing Be Your Own Agent: A Career Handbook for Classical Musicians. The book aims to be an in-depth starting point for any classical musician, helping readers understand the business side of the classical music industry."
(Katy Wright)
REVIEW from 2016-11-09  
Bernhard explains the new Fan Module
We have just released the new Fan Module. Bernhard explains some of the background to it. 
4 HELLO STAGErs at 1 Festival
Meet hornist Alec Frank-Gemmill, flutist Jasmine Choi, violist Mariko Hara, and conductor and violinist Florian Donderer. They all played at Paavo Järvi's Pärnu Festival. 
Musicians, Hello Stage offers a way to make that perfect pitch online
2015-07-17 Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Jose
"The Silicon Valley Business Journal features HELLO STAGE as their Pitch of the week: Hello Stage calls itself the "LinkedIn for the classical music world." It has created an online social network platform for the estimated 1 million professional classical musicians searching for their next engagement."
(Cromwell Schubarth)
REVIEW from 2015-07-17  
Magda Amara and Stefan Vladar where here
As always it is great to have members visiting us. Pianist and conductor Stefan Vladar was just here together with Magda Amara, a wonderful pianist and chamber musician. So, when do you come to viist us?