Márta Schmidt appointed HeBO’s general manager
The board of Helsinki Baroque Orchestra has appointed Márta Schmidt as general manager. Schmidt moves over from her post as general manager of Sata-Häme Soi festival on September 1.
Schmidt’s broad track record in music management includes Kuhmo Chamber Music festival, Helsinki Early Music Week and BRQ Vantaa festival. Her wide experience is particularly focused on early music. She was previously secretary general of Nordem (Nordic early music network), and from 2015-2018 a member of the board of directors in REMA. From 2017 Schmidt has served as a board member of Finland Festivals.
Originally trained as a teacher of history and music, Schmidt holds a master’s degree in musicology. Her management training includes attending the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Schmidt was born in Hungary and has lived in Finland since 1986.
In Helsinki Baroque Orchestra Schmidt will be responsible for financial management and further developing the orchestra in close cooperation with the artistic director.