08 January 2022
New Year - New Merchandise
Our new pens and fabric bags have just arrived and are available through mail
Get your set today!
We are happy to announce that over the past months we have been expanding our PR services for musicians to many new areas. Working with freelance classical
musicians over many years now has shown us that many musicians seek for a place where they can get advice and assistance in some areas of the business part of their career.
We have therefore expanded our list of services and now also offer legal advise, workshops and individual trainings in PR matters but also for presentation- and negotation - situations.
Visit us at www.careercompass.at for further information!
19 March 2020
Webiner "Networking beginnt jetzt im Wohnzimmer"
On 24 March 2020 Communication Trainer Christian Decker and polaris owner Susanne Grainer will start a webinar concerning various topics of the music industry, relevant for musicians who manager their own careers.
Topics will include among others
- presentation off stage
- negotiating fees, contracts and tours
- CD production and other promotional possibilities
- tipps and tricks for successful networking
Join us every Tuesday and Friday at 6 PM on our Facebook page for a half hour free live webinar incl. Q&A and send us your questions via FB Messenger or E-Mail.
We look forward to seeing you there!
30 January 2020
We are excited to announce that we were able to extend the content of our PR-packages for freelance musicians and ensembles and can now offer an even wider range of products and services.
With the Viennese Communication-trainer Christian Decker we now have a very competent partner for workshops about topics like negotiating fees, networking and self-marketing techniques and strategies.
On 14 March 2020 Christian will hold his first workshop, especially for artists.
Contact us for further information.
07 December 2019
A new Concert Hall for Yekaterinburg
Beginning of December 2019 polaris director Susanne Grainer was invited to join a multiday symposium in Yekaterinburg, which was held by the Svedlovsk Philharmonic on the occasion of their plans for a new concert hall.
The symposium was intigrated in the bi-annual Eurasia Music Festival and therefore accompanied by daily musical performances of highest level.
Photocredit: Turianski&Wolfsson, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
21 November 2019
Colombian Folklore in Budweis
On 20 and 21 November 2019 tiplist Juan Manuel Araque-Rueda, Colombian at birth,
Austrian at heart took the audience of the South Czech Philharmonic Orchestra on a musical journey to his home land.
The program included the world-premiere of the Bucaramanga-Suite by Fabian Forero as well as Vivaldi's Concerto for Lute and Orchestra in D Major.
Conductor Marek Prášil perfectly combined these two musical worlds and created an intercultural musical event of finest quality and big emotion.
The concerts will be broadcasted by the National Radio - stay tuned for broadcasting information!
5 November 2019
Recreation Clarinet & Piano 3.0
On 5 November 2019 the long awaited Vienna-premiere of the new duo-program of Markus Adenberger,
clarinet and Laurens Patzlaff, piano took place in the Metallener Saal of the renowned Musikverein Wien.
The duo has premiered parts of this program before, when they were performing a few concerts in various venues on the East Coast of the US, including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the summer before.
The unique combination of Classical Repertoire and Improvisation, as well as some short stories and anecdotes about the performed pieces was very much appreciated by all audience members in the nearly sold-out hall.
Stay tuned for further tour-dates in Austria, Germany and soon also in South America.
17 October 2019
New Zealand String Quartet and Martin Rummel in Vienna
2 October 2019
Piano & Dance
Maria Radutu & Eno Peçi
17 September 2019
Flute & Piano
Eric Lamb & Kaori Nishii
On Monday 23 September 2019 at 7 PM polaris artist Eric Lamb will be performing a special concert together with pianist Kaori Nishii at the Borromäus-Saal in Vienna, Austria (Karl-Borromäus-Platz 3, 1030 Wien).
The program will include pieces by Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Doina Rotaru, Olivier Messiaen, Roland Freisitzer and Kaori Nishii.
Free entry! We look forward to seeing you there.
12 April 2019
US and Canada
Isabel Pfefferkorn (mezzo soprano) and Hanna Bachmann (piano) will be performing 5 concerts in the US and Canada this May.
The program includes Schuber's Winterreise, as well as the world premiere of Isabel Pfefferkorn's piece Wüstenschrei.
Isabel and Hanna are looking forward to seeing you there!
14 May, 07:00 PM: Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington DC, US
15 May, 12:10 PM: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, US
16 May, 07:30 PM: St. Bartholomew Church, Ottawa, Canada
18 May, 08:00 PM: Church of the Holy Trinity, Quebec City, Kanada
20 May, 07:30 PM: Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City, US
Fotocredit: (c) Maciek Burdzy (Isabel Pfefferkorn), (c) Nancy Horowitz (Hanna Bachmann)
25 March 2019
The GershWIEN Project
The new CD of Maria Radutu (piano) and
Markus Adenberger (Clarinet)
Contrasting classical collection. A clarinet and a piano together, like you've never heard before.
Radutu's and Adenberger's unlimited love for music results in probably the most diverse album for clarinet and piano you've ever heard. Modern humor and dark deepness in Penderecki's Miniatures, America's jazz of the 20s and 30s in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Bue and Shaw's Clarinet Concerto, Spanish gypsy virtuosity, German elabora romance and French singing melancholy.
All-in-one by two soloists and chamber musicians, with Viennese warmth and cosmopolitan perception.
CD-Presentation: Friday, 05 April 2019, 07:30 PM in the Roter Salon, Wipplingerstraße 20, 1010 Vienna
free entry; RSVP: office(at)polarisartists.at
11 March 2019
Cellist Martin Rummel has released his 50th album!
Popper’s Cello Concertos are rarely heard in concert nowadays.
The artists of this CD, Martin Rummel (Cello), Mari Kato (Piano), the Czech Chamber Orchestra Pardubice and conductor Tecwyn Evans recorded these four concertos in November 2017.
The CD was globally released on the Naxos label on 8 March 2019.
You can watch a short trailer below and order the CD here.
10 December 2018
Christmas-Greetings from polaris artist Niall O'Sullivan
Niall has joined Youtube-Sensation Allie Sherlock for a recording of a new Irish Christmas Carol by John Manners (on keys)!!
We love when our artists go out and do new stuff and join up with new talent! Hope you enjoy this little Christmas-greeting from Niall too!
Happy Holidays, everyone!
02 December 2018
The Duo Arcord performs for the second time at the Musikverein Vienna
An amazing concert of the Duo Arcord on 26 November 2018 at the Gläserner Saal at the Musikverein Vienna!
Congratulations to Ana Topalovic and Nikola Djoric!
26 November 2018
Radio-Interview at Radio Plovdiv and Discussion-Group with the musicians of Plovdiv's Youth Orchestra Frank Martin Players
On 23 November 2018, polaris owner Susanne Grainer was invited by Radio Plovdiv - Радио Пловдив - for an hour-long interview to introduce our artists and their
various projects and talk about the change in the classical music market over the past decades, the influence of the technical development on the classical music scene and the challenges
musicians and managers are facing due to those changes in today's world.
The interview was followed by questions from the audience as well as a discussion group with Susanne and the young musicians of the "Frank Martin Players - The Plovdiv Youth Orchestra" about first steps as a professional musician in today's world.
Thank you, Radio Plovdiv and Galina Vracheva for the invitation!
04 October 2018
We will go where most international musicians usually don't go to - and you can be part of it!
It is one of our main goals at polaris to create better connections between people in the world through music, thereby establishing a better understanding
of each others cultures and mentalities.
Together with the ensemble The Mirabell Project we have started a longterm project in South America.
Every year we will travel to a different South American country and visit regions/venues where international musicians usually don't go to (due to the lack of big concert venues, transportation possibilities, etc.).
We will get in touch with the local communities through concerts (including concerts with local musicians), workshops, master classes, kids concerts and jam sessions with local musicians.
Our first tour will take us to beautiful Colombia. In February 2019 we will travel to Bogotá, Medellín, and Bucaramanga (and possibly also Cali and Ibagué) for 3 weeks of musical activities with the people of Colombia. You can find out more about this project here.
The purpose of this project is not for a profit, but simply to connect with the local communities and pass on a bit of our rich music traditions to them (but also learn from the local musicians about their music traditions!)
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
We need your financial support to cover the travel costs from Austria to Colombia and back! We have some awesome goodies in store for you with which
you will be part of this tour - check them out on the link below!
Contact us if you have any questions to this project, we will be happy to answer them!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR HELPING US TO MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY!!!!
17 July 2018
Online Summer PR Boot-Camp for Musicians
Every Wednesday during the upcoming weeks we will focus on one important element of a musician's PR strategy (on our Facebook page). We will talk about essential basic factors like CVs and photoshoots, but also give you some advice on topics such as how to handle your social media accounts most effectively.
We will talk about budgets for PR-work and also give you some tips on what you can/should do with a low budget.
Twice in the upcoming weeks we will also focus on YOUR personal questions! You can submit them either in the comment section below, via PM on Facebook or via e-mail to office(at)polarisartists.at. We will discuss the questions publicly, however we won't publish your name or contact details.
We are looking forward to your questions!
21 June 2018
MusicaFemina: Women made Music - Aus dem Schatten ans Licht
We are happy to give you a first overview of the planned performances, which will take place in the course of the exhibition "MusicaFemina" (July and Aguust 2018 at the Pflanzenorangerie at the Schönbrunn Castle).
The concert calender will be updated regularly.
You can find more information about the performances here.
19 June 2018
"pizzicato.lu - Remy Franck's Journal about Classical Music" has published a great review of Eric Lamb's latest release:
"Four of Johann Joachim Quantz’s more than two hundred concertos for the traverso show a broad spectrum of the composer’s creativity.
Soloist Eric Lamb performs on a wooden flute, and his playing is warm and nuanced. He is well supported by the fluidly playing Kölner Akademie."
Congratulations to Eric and the Kölner Akademie under Michael Alexander Willens for this great recording!
The CD can be purchased here.
You can read the full review (in German) here.
17 April 2018
polaris artist management is "Start-Up of the week"
The Austrian newspaper "Die Presse" has released an article about our company as well as a short interview with owner Susanne Grainer about the challenges of founding an artist agency.
You can read the full article here (in German).
16 April 2018
Maria Radutu presents her new program "Piano Box"
One piano, some memories and many emotions.
Up close live concert with dedicated video show.
In a plain, personal, emotional fashion.
With pieces by Villa-Lobos, Gershwin, Poulenc, Gluck, Skrjabin, Pärt, Say and more.
Insomnia Album Live (released by Universal Music)
You can find more information here.
23 March 2018
Behind the scenes with "The Mirabell Project"
With icy temperatures just above 0°C and a few centimetres of snow in the valley, we met with the five musicians of "The Mirabell Project", Alfia Bakieva, Juan Manuel Araque-Rueda, Jonathan Ponet, Giulio Padoin and Carlos Goikoetxea, at the Schloss Frohnburg in Salzburg to do Audio- and Videorecordings for their upcoming tour.
We filmed not only in the beautiful concert hall of the castle but also in the gardens. Dressed in warm jackets, scarfs and boots the five musicans gave their future South American audience a first glimpse into their adopted home of Austria.
In February 2019 "The Mirabell Project" will travel to Colombia to give concerts, workshops and masterclasses. However, big cities are not the only locations on the ensemble's agenda, rural areas are a special focus of this tour. The idea is to get in touch with the musicians and music enthusiasts of the not so well connected regions in Colombia to work, talk and of course also make music together.
22 March 2018
PR Packages for classical musicians
Finally, our PR-Packages for musicians are available!
We organize your photo- & videoshootings, concert recordings, revision of CVs, Social-Media Coachings and much more so you can focus on the music and still receive all necessary materials in order to push your artistic career.
Fore more information and appointments: office(at)polarisartists.at
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