Dr. Jörg - profile

Dr. Jörg Thierfelder (chairman)


What is your most memorable moment with the orchestra?

It is every time I experience these outstanding musicians taking their instruments and diving into the paradise of music, and it is every time I meet them taking responsibility for their orchestra and beyond.  

What makes a “perfect” concert?

When you feel the music becoming a direct personal connection between musicians and the audience. 

When and where did you first experience the MCO in concert?

Having known the orchestra for years and being close to some of its founding members, I think it was in 2007 in Düsseldorf that I first listened to the orchestra live in concert. 

Why do you support the MCO?

Music has significantly influenced the course of my life. I played with some of the musicians of the MCO when we were students. And while our professional lives have taken us in different directions, we have stayed close with the passion for music as a lasting bond. 

What do you like most about the MCO?

The combination of artistic excellence, borderless collegiality, and entrepreneurial courage.


Jörg Thierfelder works as an independent business advisor focusing on executive search and top-level consulting. After fifteen years as a partner with Egon Zehnder, he founded his own leadership advisory firm Human Advisory. Before that, he worked as an attorney with the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. 

Starting to play the flute early on, Jörg joined the German National Youth Orchestra (Bundesjugendorchester). He is still a passionate flautist today and in addition to playing chamber music, he is an active member of The Management Symphony, an amateur orchestra of business professionals.