Does it work? What do they do and where do they go?

Below is a selection of both UK and world alumni.

Stefan Behnisch, Germany.
Architect. Winner of the “Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2007”. Described as the “the most promising European architect currently introducing state of the art techniques of sustainable architecture to the USA, that have already being realized in Europe.”

Prof.Rachel Podger, UK / Germany.
Violinist, specialising in the performance of baroque music. She is a professor of baroque violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Jens Stoltenberg, Norway.
Politician and economist. Now in his second term as Prime Minister. Previously Minister of Finance.

Thomas Heatherwick, UK.
Designer, known for innovative use of engineering and materials in public monuments.

Marcel Fischer, Switzerland.
Fencer, competed in the Men’s Épée Individual at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. Finished 4th at the 2000 Olympics.

Sean Yates, UK.
Former professional cyclist and a sporting director of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. Prior to his professional career, Yates competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics, finishing 6th in the 4,000m individual pursuit (he also later competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics); in 1980 he also won the British 25-mile individual time trial championship.

Noomi Rapace, Sweden.
Actress, won Best Actress awards for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the “Millennium Trilogy” of films, and was nominated in the same category at the European Film Awards.

Esther Freud, UK.
Novelist (“Hideous Kinky”), daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great granddaughter of the inventor of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud. She was named as one of the 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ (Granta magazine, 1993).

Tijl Beckand, Netherlands.
Well known Dutch comedian from the television programme the Lama’s, a group of 4 improvising comedians.

Prof. Daniel T. Jones, UK.
Co-author of the best selling management books “The machine that changed the world” and “Lean thinking”.

Knud Tiroch, Austria.
Belongs to Europe’s finest Airbrush artists. He designed for David Coulthard, ZZ Top, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others.

James Cameron-Wilson, UK.
Film critic and author of several books.

David E. Blackmer, USA.
Audio electronics engineer, most famous as the inventor of the DBX noise reduction system and founder of dbx, Inc. (died on 21 March 2002).

Carey Mulligan, UK.
Actress (lead role of “Jenny” in “An Education”, winning a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and an Academy Award for Best Actress).

Fumi Koyasu (aka Foomy), Japan.
Bass player, writer.

Mariana Aydar, Brazil.
Singer-songwriter. Claimed to be one of the most promising singers of her generation.

Further details on the career and professional accomplishments of ex-pupils from around the world can be found at the website below:-

Alumni web-site ‘Die Waldorfs’