Head of Culture Department, Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany
Adelheid Feilcke is head of Deutsche Welle's Culture Department. She first joined Deutsche Welle in 1992 and became the founding head of the Albanian Service. She has worked as a trainer for DW Akademie since 1995. Feilcke studied cultural anthropology and has been involved in media since 1981. After obtaining her high school diploma, she was an intern at the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag (newspaper publishing house) and then worked until 1984 as an editor and journalist in Flensburg, Germany, and on the German island of Sylt. She subsequently studied music, theater, film and television as well as anthropology in Cologne and as a DAAD scholar in Tirana, Albania. Feilcke obtained her Master's degree in ethnomusicology in 1990 and a second degree in cultural management at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in 1993. During her time as a student, she worked as a freelance journalist and cultural manager for regional and national radio stations, such as WDR, and for the State Music Council of Schleswig-Holstein.