EuroArts Music International

EuroArts Music is one of the worldwide leading independent producers and rights owners of audio-visual classical music programs for TV and DVD.

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 programs for TV and home video.

Today, the company sells the catalogues of EuroArts Music, Stingray, Montréal and London, Idéale Audience, Paris and Loft, Munich. EuroArts Music also distributes programs of various independent producers. It is active in TV licensing to more than 150 clients in 40 countries around the world, in DVD as well as in digital distribution on several platforms. The current TV broadcast catalogue contains about 1800 titles or more than 2500 hours of music material that includes all noteworthy artists in classical and contemporary music of the past five decades. The EuroArts label distributes its catalogue with more than 700 titles on Blu-ray Disc and DVD worldwide through distribution partners Warner Classics (worldwide exclusive Japan and South Korea), King Records, Japan and Aulos, Korea. 

Our Berlin-based production team have – 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, 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 like the Verbier Festival, and to several opera houses like San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Berliner Staatsoper, Teatro Real or Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. 

Owing to long lasting relationships with artists and conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, the late Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, with renowned directors Bruno Monsaingeon and Peter Rosen 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 Grammy® Award Nomination (for “Blue Note – A Story of Modern Jazz”), Emmy Awards (for “Robbie Robertson" and “Knowledge is the Beginning”), the Grammy® Award (for “Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny”), the National Education Award (USA), three German ECHOs, a Dance Screen Award (for “C(h)oeurs”) and the Grand Prix at the Golden Prague Festival 2015 for our in-house director Grete Liffers (“Menahem Pressler - The life I love”). 

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.