Beata Schanda, former President of the European Music Council (EMC) and former Executive Vice President of the International Music Council (IMC), passed away on Tuesday, 31 May 2022.
Beata’s leadership has significantly shaped both the EMC and the IMC and paved the way for what the associations are today. Throughout her presidency, the EMC was founded as an independent legal entity in 2003 and in 2005, Beata organised the EMC annual conference ‘Many Musics in Europe’ in Budapest and curated the wonderful concert ‘Many Musics in Hungary', which many of the IMC-EMC members will have in good memory.
Beata also served as member of the Executive Board of the International Music Council, including as Executive Vice President. Over the years, Beata made a vital and multifaceted contribution to the work of the IMC. Many of you will have met her at the IMC World Forum on Music in Paris in October 2019.
Beata will be deeply missed, as a wonderful colleague, a mentor, and a dear friend.