Created in 1991, Pearle * - Live Performance Europe is the 'Performing Arts Employers Association League Europe', the European Federation of Music and Live Performance Organizations. Pearle * represents through its members more than 10,000 managers or theaters, concert venues, theater production companies, orchestras, operas, ballet and dance companies, festivals, promoters and other professional organizations in the performing arts in Europe.

Pearle * is the leading organization on EU and international regulatory affairs issues affecting daily operations or live performance organizations.

Pearle * is led by an executive committee elected by the members every two years.

Pearle * Executive committee 2019 - 2021


Morten Gjelten NTO Norsk Teater og - Orchestra forging Norway

Vice President

Tania Swayne FAETEDA Federac ión Estatal de Asociaciones de Empresas Productoras de Teatro y Danza Spain


Liesbeth Dejonghe oKo Consultation Arts organizations Belgium


Zdenek Panek APD ČR Asociace profesionálních divadel České republiky Czech Republic

Board Member

Marc Grandmontagne DBV Deutscher Bühnenverein - Bundesverband der Theater und Orchester Germany

Board Member

Julian Bird SOLT / UK Theater Society of London Theater & UK Theater Association United Kingdom

Board Member

Sébastien Justine FEPS / Les Forces Musicales Fédération des employeurs du spectacle vivant public et private & Les Forces Musicales France

Delegates (in alphabetical order):

Francisca Carneiro Fernandes - Performart, Portugal

Géza Kovács – AHO – Magyar Szimfonikus Zenekarok Szövetsége, Hungary

Gabbi Mesters – VSCD – Vereniging Schouwburg- en Concertgebouw directies – Netherlands

Mark Pemberton – ABO – Association of British Orchestras, United Kingdom

Tommi Saarikivi – STEFI - Suomen Teatterit ry / Finlands Teatrar rf 

Ilka Schmalbauch – DBV – Deutscher Bühnenverein - Bundesverband der Theater und Orchester, Germany


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