After having worked a number of years at the Jeunesses Musicales Austria, Matthias Naske became in 1988 the general manager of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, founded by Claudio Abbado. Between 1991 and 1996 he led the commercial operations of the Camerata Academica Salzburg and accompanied the ensemble on a successful tour around Europe, Asia and America. In 1996 he relocated to Vienna as secretary general of the Jeunesses Musicales Austria, the country’s leading classical music promoter for young audiences. In 2003 he was appointed general director of the Philharmonie Luxembourg and entrusted with the constitution of the organizational and artistic direction of this new concert hall. Since the opening of the establishment in 2005, the emphasis of his work has shifted towards the realisation of the idea of a European concert hall, which finds its position as a place of encounter beyond all boundaries. With a stylistically varied program organization for the different target audiences uncompromisingly aiming for artistic quality, the Philharmonie has evolved into a powerful engine of the music culture in Luxembourg. In 2010 the Ministry of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg charged Matthias Naske with the merger of Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Philharmonie Luxembourg. This project came to a close in 2011 with the creation of a common legal entity including both the orchestra and the concert hall. In 2013 Matthias Naske was appointed the new CEO and artistic director of the Vienna Konzerthaus as well as president of the contemporary music festival Wien Modern.