The shareholders of the Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin (roc berlin) have appointed Anselm Rose as the holding's new general manager. Currently Dresden-based, the cultural manager and administrative scientist's contract will run for five years from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2023. Anselm Rose will be taking over the position from Thomas Kipp, who has spearheaded the umbrella association for the four ensembles Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin and RIAS Kammerchor along with their shareholders Deutschlandradio, the Federal Republic, the State of Berlin and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg as general manager since August 2012. Thomas Kipp will remain available for consultation during a transition period.
Anselm Rose was born in Wolfsburg in 1969. After studying management sciences in Constance he worked in administrative positions for various orchestras in NRW, Stuttgart and Munich, as well as most recently from 2005 to 2014 as managing director in charge of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. In recent years, as managing director and partner, he has concentrated on the further development of the Deutscher Orchestertag (German Orchestra Day), of which he was a co-founder. He has also worked as a consultant for cultural industries and politics. Since 2007 Rose has been teaching cultural, theatre and orchestra management at colleges and academies in Wolfenbüttel, Dresden and Frankfurt.
Representing all the roc-shareholders, the chairman of Deutschlandradio Stefan Raue stated: “We are delighted to have won over, in Anselm Rose, such an experienced and accomplished music manager for the direction of roc berlin. We are convinced that his takeover of the holding's management will enable us to build on the highly successful work of his predecessor Thomas Kipp. With the contract we as shareholders set a sign for continuity and further advancement.”