31st Festival 2021

Biography and Photos Ann-Elisabeth Wolff


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Photo: Alexander Böhm, Leipzig

Born on March 14, 1953 in Halle/Saale
and raised in Leipzig

Father: Hellmuth Christian Wolff, Professor for musicology, composer and painter

Mother: Liselotte Wolff, birth name Zeman, opera singer

1956 birth of sister Katharina

1959–71 school attendance, German high-school diploma

1971–75 studies in musicology at the Karl-Marx-University in Leipzig (degree: diploma), at the same time training in piano and singing at the College of Music »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« in Leipzig, guest student in dramatics at the College of Theatre Arts »Hans Otto« in Leipzig and assistant under the director Joachim Herz at the Opera house Leipzig

1975–90 editor (for operas and vocal music) at the music-publishing house Edition Peters Leipzig

1990 laid off due to the closing of the publishing house

1990/91 freelancer at the concert agency »art media & arTTour«

1985–93 work as journalist for various newspapers and periodicals to music theatre and dance, among others Theater der Zeit, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Leipziger Volkszeitung

1991 formation of the euro-scene Leipzig, festival of contemporary European theatre, and deputy director

1993–2020 Artistic and managing director

2002 project management of the Tanzplattform Deutschland (Dance Platform Germany)

2008 laureate of the Caroline Neuber-prize of the city of Leipzig

2009 laureate of the »Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres de la République française«

Membership in the network organisations IETM (International network for contemporary performing arts), head office in Brussels, and ITI (International Theatre Institute), Berlin (2006-08 member of the board)

Publication of and authorship in the publications »Neugier und Leidenschaft« (»Curiosity and Passion«) – festival publication on the occasion of the 10th euro-scene Leipzig (2000) and the »Tanzplattform Deutschland 2002« (»Dance Platform Germany 2002«) (both publications together with the theatre scientist and long-standing colleague Michael Freundt), festival publication »Das Licht kommt aus dem Osten« (»The light comes from the East«) on the occasion of 20 years of euro-scene Leipzig 1991 – 2010 (November 2010), festival publication »Die ganze Welt ist eine Bühne« (»All the world’s a stage«) on the occasion of 30 years of euro-scene Leipzig 1991 – 2020 (November 2020).

Leipzig, 11.12.2020


Photo: Photo Arnold, Leipzig

Photo: Photo Arnold, Leipzig

Photo: Rolf Arnold, Leipzig

Photo: Alexander Böhm, Leipzig

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