EuroArts Music International
EuroArts Music is one of the worldwide leading producers and rights owners of audio-visual music programmes for TV, physical, and digital distribution.
EuroArts Music International was founded in 1979 by Bernd Hellthaler. Soon, the company became internationally renowned for the production and distribution of audio-visual classical music recordings, acclaimed documentaries, Opera and Ballet films, Jazz as well as other music and art programmes for TV and home video. In 2021 EuroArts Music became part of the prestigious Les Échoes-Le Parisien Group, Paris (LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE).
Today, the company sells besides its extensive own catalogues, also Allegro (London), Loft (Munich) and various independent producers. EuroArts Music is active in TV licensing to more than 150 clients in 40 countries around the world, digital distribution on several platforms and runs a small record label. The current TV broadcast catalogue contains about 2300 titles that include all noteworthy artists in classical and contemporary music of the past six decades. The EuroArts label distributes its catalogue with more than 350 titles.
Our Berlin-based production team has – over a period of more than 30 years – built a reputation for meeting the highest artistic standards, as well as for a never-ending innovative spirit. Multi-camera music events have been produced in countries all over the world, amongst them China, Japan, Russia, the USA, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, and Argentina. EuroArts Music was the first company to produce a live concert, which was broadcast in 50 cinemas all over Europe.
Since 1990, EuroArts Music has a close cooperation with the Berliner Philharmoniker on prestigious regular concert events, such as the annual Europakonzert, the famous open-air concerts at the Waldbühne, Berlin, and the annual New Year’s Eve concerts.
It has relations to prestigious festivals, and to several opera and concert houses like the Philharmonie in Berlin, Czech Philharmonic (Prague), the DR concert hall (Copenhagen) as well as the Berliner Staatsoper, Teatro Real or Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
Owing to long-lasting relationships with artists and conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Sir Simon Rattle, the late Claudio Abbado and Daniel Barenboim, with renowned film directors Bruno Monsaingeon, Peter Rosen, Christopher Nupen and Henning Kasten, and world-class performers such as Martha Argerich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Grigory Sokolov and András Schiff or, from the younger generation, Lang Lang, Daniil Trifonov, Yuja Wang, Sol Gabetta, Gustavo Dudamel, Leonidas Kavakos and the ever-young Menahem Pressler - the company has become one of the few big names in the classical music industry.
Innovation and quality characterize the company’s business. The achievements include numerous awards such as a Peabody Award and the Grammy® Award (for “Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny”), Grammy® Award Nomination (for “Blue Note – A Story of Modern Jazz”), Emmy Award (for “Knowledge is the Beginning”), Emmy Award nomination (for "Robbie Robertson") the National Education Award (USA), three German ECHOs, a Dance Screen Award (for “C(h)oeurs”), the Grand Prix at the Golden Prague Festival 2015 for “Menahem Pressler - The life I love” and the Opus Classic Award 2021 (for “Ghost Light”, honoring it as an innovative concert).
EuroArts Music always strives to spearhead innovation: for instance with impressive 3D productions and new sound productions, such as the first HD Audio on Blu-ray Disc or the first-ever 4k opera release on Ultra HD Blu-ray.