Fredrik Pacius (1809-1891) als Instrumentalkomponist am Beispiel seines Violinkonzerts
Lecture and chairman of the symposium for the 200th anniversary of the ”Father of Finnish Music”, organised by the Finland-Institute in Berlin, the Finnish Consulate in Hamburg and the Hamburg Music Academy. Oct 17, 2009, Hochschule für Musik Hamburg

Composer’s portrait (Lecture “Komponieren zur Zeit”)
June 11, 2009, Berlin, Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler“

June 5, 2009, 4:30 p.m., Finnland-Institut Berlin:
Von Berlin bis Viitasaari – Finnisch-deutsche Wechselwirkungen in der musikalischen Moderne
(Symposium „Finnland-Deutschland 1809-2009 – 200 Jahre Begegnungen und Wahrnehmungen“)

Jan. 28., 2009, German Study Centre Venice/Jan. 29, 2009, Goethe-Institute Rome
Introduction to a concert with works by alumni of the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani

Oct 23, 2008, Mainz, Municipal Library
„Komponist und Verlag – Rückblicke, Einblicke, Ausblicke”
(Part of the series of lectures of the Library Society of Mainz)

Dec 13, 2007, Finnland-Institut Berlin
„Jean Sibelius im Kontext seiner Generation“
Lecture accompanying a piano recitaly by Elisa Järvi with works by Sibelius, Busoni, Janacek, Palmgren, Skrjabin und Kodaly

May 21, 2007, Hygiene-Museum Dresden (Dresdner Musikfestspiele)
„Klaviermusik aus Skandinavien“
Lecture/Moderation accompanying a piano recital of Juho Pohjonen with works by Sibelius, Nielsen, Grieg, Salonen und Salmenhaara

May 18, 2006, Department of Musicology of the Dresden University:
“Was Dafne gibt, das bleibt”
A new opera based on the Dafne-Libretto by Martin Opitz (1626)

Feb. 10, 2006, Scharbausaal of the public library of Lübeck and
March 1, 2006, Lübeck Theatre
Problems and solutions in translating Rautavaara’s Rasputin – Lecture with music examples

May 26, 2005, Leipzig University, Department of Musicology:
Stimme – Text – Bühne. An Overview About Benjamin Schweitzer‘s Vocal Music

Oct 21, 2004, Sibelius-Academy Helsinki: Composer’s portrait as part of the “Music of Our Time”-series. Benjamin Schweitzer introduces Malbork I and Informationen über Bartleby

Symposion “Music and Nature” of the Saxonian Academy of the Fine Arts on Sept 25, 2004 –Roundtable and moderation of the concert played by the ensemble courage at the “Blockhaus am Neustädter Markt”, Dresden

Contemporary Music in Germany
26.4.2004, 11 a.m., Conservatory Taschkent/Usbekistan

Geste und Fläche – Zu Rhythmik und Klangorganisation in den Instrumentalwerken von Wilfried Krätzschmar
3.4.2004, Dresden Music Academy (Symposion for the 60. Anniversary of Prof. Wilfried Krätzschmar)

Roundtable Concepts of Music Theatre in the 21st Century
during the 17. Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik
6.oct.03, Dresden, Kulturrathaus

Roundtable about “Modern Music Journalism and Criticism in Dresden”as Part of the series “Pulsschlag Kultur” at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden, April 4, 2003, 8 p.m.

Jenseits von Sibelius -Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart moderner Musik in Finnland
19.1.2002 at the Dresdner Zentrum für zeitgenössische Musik and 5.3.2002
at the Finnland-Institut Berlin
(a short overwiev of cultural and music history in Finland during 20th century, accompanying concerts of the ensemble courage with contemporary music from Finland)

1st Conference of the german society for music theory, Dresden 12.-14.10.2001:
“Erziehung zur Erfahrung” oder Überforderung der Erziehung?
Zur Aktualität von Adornos musikpädagogischen Ansätzen
im Hinblick auf Musiktheorie im Hochschulbereich

(an overview of Adorno’s theories on music pedagogy and their actuality concerning the problems of teaching music theory at [german] music adacemies)

Seminar for music reviewers at the Dresdner Zentrum für zeitgenössische Musik (6.-8.4.2001)
Zwischen allen Stühlen – Bernd Alois Zimmermann im Spiegel ausgewählter Kritiken
(a look at selected reviews of Zimmermann’s works between 1950 and his death)

Kolloquium “Dresden und die avancierte Musik im 20.Jahrhundert”
Part III – 8.-11.10.2000

(Statement and roundtable discussion about the history of modern opera in Dresden during the last third of the 20th century)

4th European Music Analysis Conference, Rotterdam 21.-24.10.1999:
Bernd Alois Zimmermanns ‚Tratto’ and its relationships to selected works of his late period