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A Business Speaker from Hamburg, Germany

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Classical Violinist & World-renowned Business Transformer
Miha is a diplomat, violinist, business advisor, visionary and genius. His gift is the ability to harness The Arts for the benefit of business. New ways of thinking and understanding are communicated via the violin in a way which is difficult to describe on paper, but has prompted radical change in organisations seeking sustainable growth. Through music and art, Miha is able to demonstrate the underlying principles of renewal and change, transforming core thinking and removing barriers which traditionally limit a company's visionary capabilities.

To be a successful entrepreneur one needs a vision of greatness for one's work. If we dream extravagantly we will be inspired to forge a reality beyond the straight jacket of practicalities. There is a profound connection between art and enterprise which allows businesses to overcome the limitations of their existing visions. Sir Ernest Hall

His approach is intriguing, through his music Miha revitalises the corporate audience's perceptions of their organization and its structure. He deconstructs great musical works such as Bach G Minor Fugue to show the development of human life and human organizations. Releasing people's thinking processes and generating creativity.

For bigger venues Miha uses The Surround Method, the corporate audience are sat within the orchestra in a checkerboard fashion. The sensation of being seated within the music is so completely different from the conventional stage-audience setting. In this set up a unique model is created. Using the Symphony Orchestra as his metaphor Miha opens up a dialogue on issues of synchronous teamwork and communication and effectively demonstrates the differences between rational corporate ways of thinking and approaching problems as opposed to the creative way of thinking which artists and musicians apply. Through 'active listening' Miha stimulates creative and lateral thinking within the audience. Corporate audiences have stated their quality of thinking becomes clear, strong and insightful.

Miha is becoming increasingly active within the changes in corporate world, working with Ericsson, Shell, IBM, Daimler Chrysler Aerospace, Deutsche Telecom, Breakthrough Technologies, Saatchi & Saatchi, Lladro, Bullmers, Skandia, Hewlett Packard, Origin, KPN, Novartis, World Bank, Body Shop, Mitsubishi, J.J., Norsk Hydro, Interface, Mattel, British Aerospace, Rabobank, Catenas, SE Bank, Nike, Mahindra and is a frequent speaker at the conferences of SOL, Society for Organizational Learning, World Business Academy, EFMD, Future 500, Social Venture Network, UNESCO, State of the World Forum and Economic World Forum in Davos.

Miha is also president of IDRIART, the Institute of the Development of Intercultural Relations Through the Arts, based in Hamburg, Germany. For the past 20 years Miha has been actively redefining the role of Art as creative force for peace and transformation of society. He has created more than 120 inter-cultural and trans-disciplinary festivals with his organization IDRIART. These festivals have taken place on all continents, mostly in crisis areas of the world like Tibet, Amazon, Eastern Europe before 1989 and of course in his native Slovenia. At present Miha is dedicated to develop an inter-cultural Center on each continent to serve younger generations, in particular the creation of their future.

Miha's appeal goes further than the corporate and business worlds he has received much media interest. May Human Beings Hear It! by Teresa Belough, details his pioneering work with IDRIART and an article by Miha is included in Peter Senge's The Dance of Change. He has recently been interviewed in The Guardian in relation to his work with multinational companies.

Miha is a remarkable and inspiring person. He is a unique speaker and every business can benefit from his presence.

What he offers you:

Through music and art Miha demonstrates the principles of renewal and change, transforming thinking patterns and removing barriers which limit creativity and vision. He creates an inspirational platform for tackling team work and effective communications.

How he presents:

Through his consummate violin artistry and his deep appreciation of the human journey, Miha is able to take his audiences through change and transformation. From corporate executive teams to schoolteachers, he creates his unique spell to extract individuals' true awareness and capacity, implementing the powerful chemistry between creativity and business.

Miha presents in English and German.



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Miha's Speaking Expertise

41 Years of Experience


What can business leaders learn from Beethoven's Fifth?

Top violinist Miha is on a one-man mission to get managers to think out of the box by letting classical music into their life.

Miha teaches executives at companies such as Oracle how musical compositions are organized and ways to apply those principles to business. Last year he spoke, and played, at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Recently he had European Union environment ministers sit with members of an orchestra in Ljubljana (Slovenia’s capital) as they played to experience how leaders relate to teams.

Such exposure “builds up almost new organs of perception” in executives, says Miha, who will also arrange for a CEO to wield the baton.

41 Years of Experience

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41 Years of Experience


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