Team

 

We are delighted to present our team of specialists, who come from all over the world. Our team can provide you with expertise in various languages and cultures related to your career.

 

Our experts have strong connections to the music and arts industry, with a central focus in their respective field. Several team members are musicians themselves.

 

Below you will find brief introductions of our main administrative team. Additionally, we have several team members not listed who will supplement our projects when needed, including graphic designers, photographers, videographers, audio recording engineers and studios in Austria and abroad.


Susanne Grainer

 

Susanne holds a law degree from the University of Vienna, with a special focus on cultural and co-operative law. She has many years of experience working in various cultural institutions, both in Austria and abroad in Europe and the United States. These cultural experiences provide Susanne great insight on how to be successful in the modern music industry.

Susanne is the owner of polaris artists, senior advisor at paladino media and guest lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

 

 

Your career compass with Susanne:

  • Career counseling
  • Legal advice
  • Offline marketing

Christian Decker, BA

 

Christian has earned degrees in economics and communication studies from several universities and institutions. He is a talented speaker and worked in Austria and internationally for many years with companies of all sizes. For the past years, Christian has been focusing on communication workshops and trainings for artists.

 

 

 

 

Your career compass with Christian:

Workshops and individual training in:

  • Networking
  • Presentations and offstage "sales pitches"
  • Contract and payment negotiations

Eva Drnek

 

As an expert in various social media platforms, Eva has been working at social media agencies for large corporations and individuals (specifically artists). She has been involved in the arts scene for as long as she can remember and is credited with successfully launching many projects, small and large. In addition to her talent for creating interesting content with the right tools, she is an expert in effectively navigating tough media situations.

 

 

Your career compass with Eva:

Workshops and individual training in:

  • Social media marketing (tools and content)
  • Marketing tips and tricks

Juan Manuel Araque-Rueda, BA

 

Not only is Juan Manuel a gifted artist in playing the violin, and Colombian instruments tiple and requinto, he is also the founder, music director, and manager of one the largest music festivals in Colombia. Juan Manuel is intelligent and resourceful when it comes to well-written CVs and concise but informative biographies. His international background and fluency in multiple languages provide a native authenticity to his writing.

 

 

 

Your career compass with Juan Manuel:

  • Translations and phrasing of biographies and promotional texts

 

 


Morgan Loecke

 

Experience working in a variety of fields, both in the US (her home country) and abroad, including musical organizations in Austria, has granted Morgan an extensive understanding of language and culture. Her ability to phrase biographies and writing in an intriguing way is key to engaging readers.

 

 

 

 

Your Career Compass with Morgan:

  • Translations
  • Creation and phrasing of marketing slogans and texts

 

 

 


partner

   Austrian Gramophone

 

Austrian Gramophone is a platform for artists to fulfill their dreams of recording, which often commemorates their debut in the industry. Based in Vienna, Austria, the label is located in the heart of the classical music scene, offering every classical musician the best origin of their recording career.

 

Our cooperation with Austrian Gramophone contains:

  • Advice regarding the recording process
  • Production of the physical product, including graphic design of the CD and booklet
  • Digital and physical distribution worldwide
  • Promotion of the recording through their worldwide press network