Helge Grünewald

© Ines Grabner
© Ines Grabner

Chairman of the Audience Jury at Young Euro Classic 2019

The sociologist and journalist Dr. Helge Grünewald has been writing about music since 1973. He has also worked for various radio stations, orchestras, the Berliner Festspiele, journals and record labels. From 1989 to 2006 he was the head of the press and public relations department of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; from 2006 to 2016 he was the orchestra’s dramaturge, responsible for exhibitions, the Berlin Philharmonic’s archive, the release of historical recordings on various media and for the film series Musik bewegt Bilder (Music Moves Images), which he initiated. Since 2011 Helge Grünewald has been a juror for the German Record Critics’ Award. In 2016 he was elected president of the Wilhelm Furtwängler Society.