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Jo is an internationally active manager, musician and social activist.
Jo works as director/consultant, pianist/improviser and founder/social activist.
Based in Maastricht/Berlin he calls Mumbai, Munich, Accra and New York his creative homes. 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, Jo’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.
Jo 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.
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’s nomination).
Chief Academic Officer at True School of Music
Following his passion for music education, entrepreneurship and cross-culturalism, Jo 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 Jo 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 Jo 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.
The commercial enterprise is targeted towards beginners and amateur musicians.
Based on the notion that music connects all human beings in peace, regardless of race or origin, Jo 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.
Jo Junghanss Musikatelier Berlin, Oderbergerstrasse 18, 10435 Berlin