About us

Friederike Gottwald, Julia Mauritz, Sabine Knodt and Bettina Schimmer

Since 2008 Schimmer PR has successfully worked alongside soloists, conductors, orchestras and festivals. Years of experience in the classical music industry coupled with an elaborate network of contacts enables us to provide artists and festivals alike with the optimal amount of national and international media presence.

One of our particular focus areas lies in long-term strategic partnerships with soloists such as Antje Weithaas and Simon Höfele, conductors Titus Engel and Alejo Pérez, as well as orchestras such as the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

We provide our clients with a scope of diverse services that range from providing expert advice on building artistic profiles, running public relations and social media campaigns for classical artists and institutions to accompanying and profiling music festivals such as the Opera Festival in Heidenheim.

Partner for international Tours and Projects

Since 2010 another important focus area has been the medial coverage of international orchestra tours such as those of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.

To find out more about the international projects and orchestra tours that we have covered, please contact us directly. You will find a list of references here.

Creative Press Work for Festivals and CD Release

In addition to long-term projects and partnerships we also work on short and concise projects alongside artists and classical institutions, for example in preparation for CD releases or opera premieres. We also help establish a medial presence for unconventional classical events such as the Molyvos International Music Festival that takes place on the Greek island of Lesbos.

The Team at Schimmer PR

Throughout our work we regard ourselves as ambassadors of our artists and projects as well as partners of the media representatives with whom we cooperate. Trustworthiness, reliability and commitment are of the utmost importance to us in all of the work that we engage in.

Bettina Schimmer

Bettina Schimmer looks back on 18 successful years working at the intersection of the classical music and media industries. After completing her studies of german philology, art history and philosophy…

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Friederike Gottwald

Friederike Gottwald joined Schimmer PR in 2017 and currently heads the agencies’ Berlin office. Her former employers include artist management firm Impresariat Simmenauer, where she worked as both an agent…

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Sabine Knodt

Sabine Knodt has been a member of the Schimmer PR team since December of 2014. Before joining the cologne-based agency she worked as an administrator at the Verbier Festival in…

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Julia Mauritz

Julia Mauritz joined Schimmer PR in July of 2014. Before joining Schimmer PR, she worked as an assistant in the project management offices of the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb, the ensemble musikFabrik…

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Our Locations

Cologne

The agency was founded in 2008 in Cologne and our office is since 2017 situated on the banks of the Rhein within walking distance of the Philharmonie, the Opera and the WDR

Auf Rheinberg 2, 50676 Cologne, Germany
+49 (0) 221 – 16879623

team[at]schimmer-pr.de

Berlin

In 2017 we expanded to Berlin and in February 2020 we have moved to the creative Winsviertel in Prenzlauer Berg.

Winsstraße 17, 10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 30 – 44030711

team[at]schimmer-pr.de

Our Partner Valerie Barber PR in London

Valerie Barber PR is an international public relations company globally recognised for the passion, quality and impact of its work. Valerie Barber founded the company in 1989 in London. Since 2010 Schimmer PR has collaborated on a number of international projects with
VBPR.

Suite 2, 9A, St. John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7NG, U.K.
+44 (0) 20 7586 8560

info[at]vbpr.co.uk

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