The Sonophilia Summer Retreat is a meet-up of an exclusive community of young entrepreneurs, creatives and influencers. The Sonophilia Summer Retreat brings together people who seek inspiration through music & the arts, are open-minded and are looking for stimulating cross-conversations and new experiences in life.


Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach


Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach served as a Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations Europe at Qualcomm Incorporated. Before joining Qualcomm, Dr. Lauterbach spent over 14 years in various operational and strategic roles at Deutsche Telekom, Daimler Chrysler Financial Services, McKinsey & Company and Munich Reinsurance Company. Dr. Lauterbach served as a Senior Vice President of Business Development at Deutsche Telekom AG from November 2010 to March 2011 and also served as its Head of Product and Innovation Department since March 2010. Dr. Lauterbach has been a Director of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. since August 5, 2013. She serves on Advisory and Supervisory Boards of several US and European based technology companies.


Tina Eckert


Tina Eckert is the founder and CEO of Karmalaya, Kaliare and Kaliis; all of which are Salzburg based companies that combine tourism, fashion and leadership with social engagement, empowerment and sustainability.


Seda Röder

Founder of Sonophilia

Seda Röder is an adventurous musician with an artistic vision of “walking through life with open ears”. Her passion for exploring uncharted musical grounds and creating refreshing aural experiences for her audience make her one of the most engaging pianists of her generation. Seda is the founder and the soul of the Sonophilia Summer Retreat. She believes in the power of music and is always looking for synergies between music and life style.


Thomas Schönauer


Thomas Schönauer is a leading European sculptor and artist. He works with traditional and innovative industrial materials, and develops new ones in partnership with major chemical engineering companies such as Henkel and Thyssen Krupp. He co-created completely new, water based epoxy systems in order to achieve the highest standards of sustainability and artistic quality.


Dr. Karoline Zenz


Dr. Karoline Zenz is a psychologist and experienced yoga and meditation teacher. She has been working as a researcher and business consultant over the past fifteen years. Consulting executives on topics such as concentration, creativity and stress reduction, she strongly believes in empowering people through strengthening the mind. Her passion for yoga, mindfulness and related topics is deeply felt throughout her work.


Ralph Richter

Photographer, Multimedia Artist

Ralph Richter is one of Germany' s most sought after photographers. As a specialist for advertisement photography and 3D Animations Ralph Richter has lead image campaigns for some of the world' s largest companies such as BMW, Siemens, Toyota, Audi, Mercedes, Fiat, Renault and many more ...

14:00 Registration
14:30 Welcome to Sonophilia – Seda Röder
15:00 Your Way to Mindfulness: The New Mantra of the Top Executives – Workshop by Dr. Karoline Zenz & Seda Röder
15:45 Meet the Network – Coffee/Tea Break
17:00 People Who Inspire Us – Part I – Keynote Speech by Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach (Title TBA)
17:30 People Who Inspire Us – Part II -How to Craft a Life-Changing Leadership Experience by Tina Eckert
18:00 Touching the Universe – Workshop by Thomas Schönauer
19:15 Tune in & Open your Ears
19:30 Starlight – Concert by Seda Röder / Visuals: Ralph Richter
20:00 Reception (food and drinks will be provided)
22:30 Bus transfer back to Salzburg
Satellite Events

Friday, August 14

5 – 6:00 pm

Private tour through the exhibition Experiments in Art and Technology at the Museum of Modern Art (€10 + €8 entrance fee).

6:15 – 7:00 pm*

Meet & Greet with coctails at the exclusive M32 with a fabulous view over the city of Salzburg.

7:00 – 9:00 pm*

Dinner at M32.

* Please let us know if you wish to join us after your museum tour. Additional costs will apply.

Saturday, August 15

2:00 – 11:00 pm


Sunday, August 16

11 – 12 am

Private tour through Salzburg. Our tour guide is Mrs. Amelie Höring, who is an art historian and the chairperson of the Advisory Board for Development Policy in Salzburg County (€15; to register please email us).

Salzburg Festival: there are still a limited amount of festival tickets available. Please check the festival website:

The Venue

The venue is situated in the setting of rustic St. Jakob am Thurn, a small village 15 minutes from Salzburg. The compound hosts a fully equiped theater and concert stage as well as an organic food restaurant.

The Music

The Sonophilia Summer Retreat is an invitation-only event. However we have a very limited amount of Sonophilia Passes available for new friends.