Wolfgang Reihing –
Music & Artist Manager
Wolfgang Reihing was born in South Germany in the Lake of Constance region. In 1980 he started his career as bookseller and publisher with Herder Verlag, Freiburg (i.Br.). In 1983 he became the head of the huge classical CD department of Buchhandlung Herder Berlin because of his great love to classical music (alongside literature). In 1994 he received the ECHO – Deutscher Schallplattenpreis as “trading partner of the year”.
In 1997 Wolfgang Reihing built up the speciality store for classical music discs L&P Classics, Berlin. Until 2001 he organized monthly concerts, CD-signings and exhibitions in the showroom of L&P Classics with famous artists like Cecilia Bartoli, Inge Borkh, Freiburger Barockorchester, Christa Ludwig, András Schiff and Andreas Scholl.
In 2002 he moved from Berlin to Heidelberg. At the same time he switched from the sales side to the distribution side and worked as project & marketing manager for Harmonia Mundi (distribution Germany) and Note1 Music until summer 2005.
During the collaboration with these companies Wolfgang Reihing experienced a high value teamwork and expertise. This enabled him to built up an classical department for SunnyMoon Distribution GmbH (Germany) in autumn 2005 . Further he enlarged the artist list and CD releases of Challenge Records International BV (Amersfoort, The Netherlands).
As A&R (arist&repertoire) manager Wolfgang Reihing was the main person for Challenge Classics artists such as Eduardo López Banzo, Liza Ferschtman, Gunar Letzbor, Ton Koopman, Christoph Prégardien and Alexei Volodin. Furthermore he aquired following artists & ensembles to Challenge Classics: Capella de la torre, Elbipolis Barockorchester, Goeyvaerts String Trio, Jelena Ocic and Voces Intimae.
In summer 2014 Wolfgang Reihing established his own company Services for music to advise and support classical artists, CD labels and distributors!