Marie-Hélène Froidevaux moved to New York in 2011 to pursue her musical ambitions. She spent a few years in the local music scene and set up the “865art’ist” booking agency. In 2016, she joined forces with Beat Jegen to launch the publishing company “Interstellar Music”, left the live industry and immersed herself in the world of international publishing. She has been working as a music consultant for advertising, film and TV productions since 2019. As a board member and managing director of the Swiss Association of Music Publishers, Marie-Hélène campaigns for issues in the field of music policy. In the context of her “kunst stueck” society, the 36-year old also organises & manages live concerts, raves, cabarets and open-air festivals.
Studied Education, Cultural Sciences and Cultural Management. In the 1990s assistant director at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart, freelance work for the Department of Arts and Culture in Esslingen. From1998 to 2011, Susanne Göhner worked for the Burghof Lörrach GmbH: as second managing director she was responsible for programme planning and for the organization and running of the STIMMEN-Festival for many years. Subsequently, management and head of communications for a multidisciplinary festival in Switzerland. From the 31st edition: Project manager of the Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg.
Appointed artistic director of Vienna’s Kulturhaus Sargfabrik in April 2021, Lukas Handle is responsible for programme planning, booking and production. On top of this, since 2019, he has been creating “Spielräume Spezial” programmes for ORF Radio Ö1 where he also works as a music recording manager. Having completed a master in musicology at the University of Vienna in 2016, he is now studying part-time for a degree in cultural event management at theUniversity of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Judith Kobus started out in the event management field, working freelance for renowned museums, such as Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn and “Sculptura” in Münster, where she created supporting programmes and organised international congresses and festivals, among them Filmmusic Biennial Bonn. Today she runs her own PR agency, cubus-music, and manages CD releases as well as handling national and international events, including festivals (Jazz & The City Salzburg, Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen, Festival da Jazz, Kasseler Jazzfrühling etc.), congresses (Darmstädter Jazzforum) and trade fairs (jazzahead!).