Performing leadership: what business leaders can learn from conductors?

Don’t we all dream of standing in front of a great team to be blown away by a great performance? That’s how we often see orchestra conductors. They manage over 100 people with ease and grandeur. No one seems to stop them, to suggest alternative solutions or even other works. A great opera performance seems to flow easily. So, what can managers learn from conductors?

BMI Institute invites you to the motivational webinar with a former opera singer, a C-level executive of a multi-million Euro tech companies Bernhard Kerres titled “Performing leadership: what business leaders can learn from conductors?

The online event will take place via ZOOM on 22 April, Thursday at 13h30 EET (Vilnius time). We invite you to register HERE to get the Zoom link.


Bernhard Kerres will share his experience about leadership, the wisdom of maestri, and its applicability to business. At the event he will address:

  • tips to building up trust for outstanding performance;
  • the PR2 framework of adaptive leadership derived from conductors;
  • the changing role of conductors and leaders over time.


The webinar takes approximately 1 – 1.15h.

More about the event and speaker here.



Bernhard Kerres is a sought-after executive coach and keynote speaker based in Vienna, Austria. He was the first opera singer to become a C-level executive of multi-million Euro tech companies. And he was the only artistic director of a world-leading concert house to bring his startup to Silicon Valley.

As a keynote speaker, he focuses on innovation and leadership. His keynotes often draw on examples from the music world. He regularly teaches leadership for executive programs at London Business School and published several articles on the subject of music and management. His book, “Be Your Own Manager,” contains essential career advice for classical musicians.

For more information about the event, please contact Dagne Armonaite (BMI Vilnius):, +37065025096

We look forward to seeing you!