Management

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Targeted, efficient and passionate, Carmen Inniger is the managing director. Since 2012, she leads Les Passions de l'Âme in financial, operational and administrative matters, and supports and promotes the orchestra in its artistic development. She has built up the collaboration with SONY (deutsche harmonia mundi), acquired numerous concerts at renowned festivals and concert halls throughout Europe, professionalised the orchestra's marketing and communication and made strategic decisions that have consolidated and positioned the orchestra internationally.

Born and raised in Franconia, Carmen Inniger studied musicology, cultural management and Italian linguistics in Weimar, Jena and Cremona. She gained professional experience as project organiser of the cultural theme year «Franz Liszt. A European in Thuringia», as orchestra manager of the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem-Weimar and the Jugend Sinfonie Orchester Konservatorium Bern (including tours to Israel, Russia, France and Portugal) and as a speaker at the workshop «Music and Cultural Identity» at Mahidol University Bangkok (Thailand). 

With her expertise, Carmen Inniger is also involved in voluntary work, among others as co-president of Berner Kulturagenda, Switzerland's largest cultural magazine.

Louis Dupras is deputy administrative director of Les Passions de l'Âme.

Originally from Quebec, Louis Dupras trained in music and law before perfecting his skills in cultural management. He has worked in the field of performing arts for more than forty-five years, as a musician or as a project manager at the European Festival Association or as a director of orchestras such as Ensemble 415 or CAMERATA BERN.

In Bern, he also deploys his energy and expertise in cultural associations on the boards of institutions as diverse as the Bern Music Festival, the jazz concert producer bee-flat or the touring theatre company Heute Hier.