Music & Culture

Analyzing Cultural Dynamics: On Safeguarding Classical Music Orchestras


In what way do an age structure with a disproportionate number of elderly classical-music listeners and a potential future decrease in size of the classical-music audience threaten the existence of orchestras?


What are the leverage points for safeguarding the classical-music orchestras in the long run?

Problem-Solving Approach

Exploring the current situation with respect to …

Presenting the underlying causes for the age structure of the classical-music audience:

Developing a simulation model:

Running simulations:

Communicating and implementing results:


Significant decrease of the classical-music audience over the next 30 years projected


Three main directions of impact identified:

Need for action clearly communicated (e.g. via associations and councils, by contributing articles to journals/magazines and radio broadcasts)

March 2021

‘Best Management Consultants 2021’: T. K. Hamann among the top 3 consultancies for sales, after sales, and CRM

The 2021 ranking ‘Beste Unternehmensberater [Best Management Consultants]’ by the German business magazine brand eins and the business data portal Statista has just been published.


T. K. Hamann takes a top position in this with a shared second place in the field of ‘Sales, After Sales, CRM’.  In addition, we are honored for the sector ‘Auto & Suppliers’ and the functional area ‘Strategy Development’.


We are grateful to all our clients, the entire team, and business partners who have worked with us since our founding in late 2016.  Together, we will continue to consequently pursue quality leadership in our disciplines.

For this year’s ranking, 2,334 colleagues determined the best management consultancies according to their perception by industry and functional practice area.  Subsequently, assessments were obtained from the clients.  For this purpose, 1,100 senior executives were provided with a list of the recommended consultancies for each industry and work area clients via online survey; another 234 senior executives (Head of Strategy, Head of Business Development, etc.) from DAX, M-DAX, S-DAX and Tec-DAX companies were specifically invited to participate in the survey.