Dr. Clemens Trautmann (born 1977) has been President and CEO of Deutsche Grammophon in Berlin since 2015, where he is responsible for the commercial and strategic as well as the artistic affairs of the 125-year-old record label. In this role, he is particularly concerned with preserving the rich cultural heritage while at the same time developing contemporary digital ways of communicating it. Clemens Trautmann studied clarinet at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Sabine Meyer and Reiner Wehle as well as at the Juilliard School New York with Charles Neidich and completed his education with the concert exam and a Master of Music. He has given solo and chamber recitals at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, the Rheingau Music Festival, and the Berlin Philharmonie (“’Debüt im Deutschlandradio’”), among others, and has been awarded prizes by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the German Music Competition. In addition, Trautmann holds a doctorate in law and is a lawyer. At the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, he conducted research on European copyright and procedural law. From 2009 to 2015, he worked at the Axel Springer publishing group, including as office manager for the CEO. In these functions, he was responsible for strategic projects involving the digital transformation and the establishment of new business models.

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