Das Team

The two artistic directors Christiane Oxenfort and Andreas Dahmen have been responsible for the festival's programming since its foundation in 1991, as artistic directors for the program design and, in addition, for 20 years as managing partners of the non-profit limited festival company, they have also been responsible for the entire management.

Musicians by background and internationally successful with their ViF flute quartet, have taken up the cause of experimenting and openness to new trends while maintaining a high artistic level.

Christiane Oxenfort and Andreas Dahmen not only ensure a high artistic level at the düsseldorf festival!, but also enjoy a high reputation in the private sector and cultural policy of the state capital thanks to their innovative management qualities.

Behind Oxenfort and Dahmen is a team of permanent and freelance employees, who are each in charge of the festival throughout the year: Assistant to the directors/sponsoring (Raphael Auer), ticketing (Timo Kasper), press relations and marketing (Ana Đokić), stagecraft (Hans-Jürgen Müller), production/organization (Armin Leoni & Theresa Heussen).

During the "hot phase" of the festival, this staff increases to 50 employees at normal times: Interns from universities from all parts of Germany and a brigade of good spirits who work voluntarily to look after the physical well-being of all those involved. In this special Corona year, however, the festival will have to adapt to the special challenge in terms of logistics and personnel.

Christiane Oxenfort und Andreas Dahmen sorgen beim düsseldorf festival! nicht nur für ein hohes künstlerisches Niveau, sondern genießen durch ihre innovativen Managementqualitäten großes Ansehen in der Privatwirtschaft und Kulturpolitik der Landeshauptstadt.

Hinter Oxenfort und Dahmen steht ganzjährig ein Team von festen und freien Mitarbeitern, die jeweils federführend sind: Assistent der Intendanz/Sponsoring (Raphael Auer), Ticketing (Timo Kasper),  Pressearbeit und Marketing (Ana Đokić), Technik (Hans-Jürgen Müller), Produktion/Organisation (Armin Leoni & Theresa Heussen).
In der „heißen Phase“ des Festivals wächst dieser Stab zu normalen Zeiten auf bis zu 50 Mitarbeiter an: Praktikanten von Hochschulen aus allen Teilen Deutschlands und eine Brigade von guten Geistern, die sich ehrenamtlich um das leibliche Wohl aller Beteiligten kümmert. In diesem besonderen Coronajahr wird sich da Festival allerdings logistisch und personell auf die besondere Herausforderung einstellen müssen.