Mike Herting is a jazz pianist, composer and producer. An initiator of cross-cultural musical events, he is the founder of the GlobalMusicOrchestra and has been interested in Indian and African music for years. He has composed music for numerous film, theater and radio play productions. Herting has been a curator for the Ruhrtriennale and has worked with musicians such as Charlie Mariano and Wolfgang Niedecken on CD productions and concerts. He has also worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, WDR and NDR Bigbands, the WDR-Rundfunkorchester and the Bundesjazzorchester. Following tours in India and West Africa, in 2018 Mike Herting founded the concert series “Atelier des Cultures”.