Kerstin was born and raised in Bremen, Germany and has lived in upstate New York and Sweden before coming to Vermont in 1995. She has worked for Music Contact International since 1996 as a tour coordinator, project manager, and account manager.
Her work includes researching itineraries and prices, helping directors decide where they want to travel and perform, making all the logistical arrangements, and making sure her clients have a wonderful and enriching experience on their tour. Kerstin is also involved in the planning and logistics of several annual choir festivals, like the International Advent Sing in Vienna and the Happy Birthday Handel Festival in Halle, Germany.
Favorite Book: Momo, by Michael Ende
What you're bringing to the next Music Contact International potluck lunch? It seems that I always gravitate towards a dessert…
Favorite airport activity? Running as fast as I can to catch my connecting flight
Hit shuffle. What's the first song on your IPOD? Yo-Yo Ma, Marc O’ Connor, and Edgar Meyer: Butterfly’s Day Out
Pets? None – I am allergic to most but I enjoy watching birds and all kinds of other critters in the woods.
What are you most likely to be doing at 6am? Making a pot of tea
Favorite performance tour venue/ destination? Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany
Favorite piece of choral music? Pergolesi’s Magnificat
Best packing trick? Go over the schedule for each day several days before departure and write down what kind of clothing you need for each day – then see how many ways you can combine the fewest pieces of clothing.