The international music publisher Hans Sikorski was founded 1935 in Berlin. The publishing group is situated in Hamburg since 1946 and consists of around 30 publishing houses in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the US.
The publishing group Sikorski has a seldom found characteristic of stocking selected works of both modern music as well as classical music. In the Sikorski catalogs you will find top hits as well as evergreens by performers such as Hans Albers, Peter Alexander, Nat "King" Cole, Marlene Dietrich, Benjamin Gigli, Les Humphries Singers, Zarah Leander, Luciano Pavarotti, Freddy Quinn, Frank Sinatra, Heinz Rühmann, Caterina Valente. In the last decades Sikorski has also been very committed to “new music” coming from many countries. There is a strong focus on the promotion of contemporary music, with the spectrum ranging from chamber music, orchestral music and stage pieces over musicals all the way to film scores. Contacts to sowjet composers were made have been cultivated as far back as the 50´s. Names such as Aram Chatschaturjan, Dmitri Kabalewski, Sergej Prokofjew and Dmitri Schostakowitsch have been taken to the consciousness of the western cultural life. Later the younger sowjet composer generation incl. Edison Denissow, Sofia Gubaidulina, Gija Kantscheli, Alfred Schnittke, Galina Ustwolskaja i.e and the German avantgardists such as Ulrich Leyendecker, Jens-Peter Ostendorf, Jan Müller-Wieland, Peter Ruzicka, Manfred Trojahn and Wolfgang von Schweinitz
A further very important vocal point in publishing is the music for kids, this is partly due to the unmatched output of the songwriter Rolf Zuckowski. Next to the ministration of the large in-house catalogs, the Sikorski publishing group also functions as a German representative for numerous foreign publisher such as Edition Wilhelm Hansen (Copenhagen), Chester Music, Novello (London), G. Schirmer (New York), Union Musical Ediciones (Madrid) and Bureau Mario Bois (Paris).The CEOs of the Hans Sikorski International Publishers are Dagmar Sikorski and Dr. Axel Sikorski.