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Melissa Bradshaw

WFIMC appoints Florian Riem as interim secretary general

1:38, 10th September 2019

The board of directors of the Geneva-based World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) has appointed Florian Riem as interim secretary general.

Reporting to president Didier Schnorhk and the board, Riem will be the sole executive of the federation.

Born in Munich, Germany, Riem is currently CEO of the Tongyeong International Music Foundation, its international music festival, and the Isang Yun Competition in Tongyeong, South Korea.

Commenting on his appointment, Riem says: ‘Representing most major competitions around the world, WFIMC sets standards and guidance to ensure that its member competitions are held at the highest artistic and operational level. Young musicians from around the world expect and appreciate the values WFIMC stands for: artistic excellence, flawless organisation, fairness, integrity. In safeguarding and sustaining these values, I am honoured to serve the federation and its illustrious, distinguished member competitions.’


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