(c) Hannah Schmidt

Hannah Schmidt

Hannah Schmidt studied music journalism, music with a major in church organ, journalism, German studies, and comparative literature in Dortmund and Bochum. As a freelance music journalist, she works for various outlets including the feuilleton section of ZEIT, WDR, SWR, BR, and Deutschlandfunk, the online music magazine VAN, and the feminist magazine an.schlaege. In 2023, she was awarded the Reinhard Schulz Prize for contemporary music journalism for her work in music journalism. In November 2023, her book “Conductors in Focus: Why Classical Music Needs Informed Critique of Power” (transcript) was published, which she wrote and co-edited with the Women’s Cultural Office NRW. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the Institute of Journalism in the field of discourse analysis and feuilleton research.