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Joachim is pianist, educator and manager.
He worked at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), taught at Manhattan School of Music and premiered his works at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York.
Here is his story.
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Jo Junghanss 8 pieces for piano trio
“Powerful sounds, highly expressive with almost explosive tension.” (AZ)
As pianist and improviser, Joachim’s intuitive and eclectic style is rooted in European Classical Music and Modern Jazz. From there, branches out into free improvisation and electro-acoustic performance.
Joachim performs as solo pianist and leads several ensembles under his name.
He composes and arranges for classical and jazz musicians.
His music was premiered on stages like Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall and Birdland Jazzclub in New York.
Associate Director Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Since 2021 Jo serves as associate director of Conservatorium van Amsterdam, responsible for the Jazz, Pop and electronic dance music departments.
“With Joachim Junghanss we will have an associate director who is both very experienced as a player in the international jazz scene, as well as a very experienced manager with a big heart for education. Responsible for professional music education at home and abroad, he has lifted it to a higher level. With his qualities as a musician, teacher and manager and his innovative ideas, he is an asset to our school. We are very much looking forward to working with him!””
(Janneke van der Wijk, Director Conservatorium van Amsterdam).
Artistic Director Conservatorium Maastricht
In 2017, Jo was called into office as director of Conservatorium Maastricht.
“With its international ambitions, Conservatorium Maastricht deserves an international director like Joachim. Joachim is ambitious, highly active in a broad international scene (classical music and jazz) and he has extensive experience with the financial side of organizations like these. That combination is rare.”
(Leo Swinkels, Dean of the Arts Faculty Maastricht upon Jo’achim's nomination).
Chief Academic Officer at True School of Music
Following his passion for music education, entrepreneurship and cross-culturalism, Joachim served as Chief Academic Officer at the “True School of Music” in Mumbai, India.
The newly founded music academy aims to train the next generation of musicians, producers, sound engineers and DJ's to feed the increasing demand for music within India's burgeoning music scene.
His Fulbright years as musician and educator in the entrepreneurial art scene of New York spurred not only creativity but also his interest into organization, management and finance.
His joy in solving complex problems and working across disciplines led Jo to join Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as consultant.
At BCG Joachim worked in diverse teams across Europe consulting senior management to develop solutions to pressing business issues and company strategies.
In which ways will the music school model develop in the digital space?
Together with like-minded entrepreneurs Joachim founded a fully online music school in 2016.
Its goal is to offer high-quality, engaging and inspiring instrumental and vocal education to students of all levels, online.
Based on the notion that music connects all human beings in peace, regardless of race or origin, Joachim initiated the project “Music Works!”
It promotes music education and performance to students of the Kopeyia Bloomfield Junior High School in the rural village Kopeyia in the Aflao region, Ghana.
Boys and girls between the age of 10 and 18 years take part in music lessons to strengthen learning, self-expression, communication and creatively making music together.