Lydia Jeschke

Portrait of Lydia Jeschke

Lydia Jeschke, editorial page editor, curator and dramatic adviser, was born in Berlin and studied musicology, German language and literature, and philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany. From 1993-1997, she worked with Nuria Schönberg Nono and Erika Schaller on the setup of the Archivio Luigi Nono in Venice, and in 1996 she received her doctorate on Luigi Nono's opera "Prometeo". She has lectured and taught at various institutions in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, published primarily on 20th/21st century music and literature, and served on numerous juries, including those for the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the DAAD, and the Berlin Academy of the Arts. From 2002 to 2005 she researched and taught at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. In 1994 she became a project manager, and in 1998 a freelance editor at SWR. Since 2001 she has been dramatic adviser and, in annual rotation, artistic director of the Festival Neue Musik Rümlingen in Switzerland. In 2009 she became editorial director for word/music at SWR, in 2015 editorial director for new music and jazz. She is artistic director of SWR2 JetztMusik at the Eclat Festival Stuttgart and has been on the board of the SWR Experimentalstudio since 2020.