Susanne Grainer

founder and CEO

  • Law degree from the University of Vienna; specializing in cultural and co-operative law.
  • Several years of experience working with artist agencies as tour manager; tours with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vienna Boys Choir, Seefestspiele Mörbisch, and many more.
  • Several years of experience working at a media company (various CD labels and a sheet music publishing division), responsible for CD production, PR work and national and international distribution network.
  • Guest lecturer and author several music universities in the German speaking area, e.g. the mdw - University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna (copyright, contracts- and fee negotiations, event law and other legal topics connected to the classical music scene)
  • Currently Head of the department Live-Performances at the Austrian Collecting Society AKM.
  • Spent considerable time abroad, including:
    • Spain, working at the Festival Música Mallorca
    • USA, working at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    • New Zealand, studying and living

In 2017 Susanne founded polaris artist management, a platform for innovative artists in the broader Classical Music Genre.