Carsten Dufner, Head of Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk - MDR KLASSIK digital will coordinate the Radio Music Jury Group
‘The Category “Radio Music” is a special one. It’s not ‘only’ about making good programmes (which is hard enough!) but about innovative approaches to presenting music in radio. Last year a broad variety of extremely interesting new productions appeared, making one of the oldest elements of radio one of the most exciting. I am very much looking forward to listening to many compelling music programmes also in 2018!’
'I have worked as a journalist, producer and music manager and am currently Head of MDR Klassik digital at Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. After studying Musicology, History of Art, Theatre, TV and Film in Cologne, I trained as a journalist at Süddeutscher Rundfunk in Stuttgart. I worked as a freelance journalist for Deutschlandfunk in Cologne from 1986 to 1990, followed by seven years of being executive producer for the Stuttgart Radio Symphony. 1997/98 I became executive producer of the multimedia activities at SDR, and then Deputy Head of the multimedia department at Südwestrundfunk in Baden-Baden. From 1999 to 2008 I was Head of Music at Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt and then became Head of Music and Production of MDR’s music ensembles. Since 2016, I am responsible for MDR Klassik (digital radio programme, streaming, web service, social media). I have also been working with the EBU for 28 years.