Andrea Kerner founded conc.arts berlin in the summer of 2021. Since 2014, she has been designing project-accompanying communication and fundraising strategies for Andreas Richter Cultural Consulting GmbH and is responsible for the company’s external image. Previously, she worked as a freelance PR and fundraising consultant and looked after various clients for for artists GmbH (including the start-up phase of the interdisciplinary music project Haydn2032, for the ID Festival 2015 and various projects of the cultural programme of BASF SE). From 2005 to 2010, she was responsible for the international communication of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as communications manager, after having worked successfully as a drama dramaturge for several years.
Capucine Valois studied Political Science and Cultural Management in Freiburg (Germany) and Aix-en-Provence (France). During that time, she had the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of music at an internship at the Staatsoper Berlin. In 2016, she started working in the field of cultural diplomacy, first at the Institut Français Paris as a member of the team organising France’s invitation as Guest of Honour to the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2017. She later joined the French Embassy in Berlin, where she worked on several international projects and spent 2 years in the Bureau for Theatre and Dance, whose mission is to encourage the presence of French artists in Germany. For conc.arts berlin, Capucine oversees the mentoring programme Building Bridges.
In order to deepen her interest in art and music, Daniela Gast decided to study Cultural Management after completing a degree in Social Economics at the University of Hamburg. As part of this master’s program at the Liszt School of Music Weimar, she worked on the project management of the chamber opera performances of Udo Zimmermann’s “Die weiße Rose”. She also gained her first professional experience in the cultural organization in the cultural program of the Goethe-Institut in Tokyo, as well as the intercultural music festival Yiddish Summer Weimar. For conc.arts berlin, Daniela oversees the project TRIOGIPFEL E.T.A.200.
After growing up in Freiburg in close proximity to classical music and completing internships at the English Theatre Frankfurt and Staatsballett Berlin, Benjamin Kaiser spent a few years working as a developer and system administrator at Berlin startups before shifting focus back towards culture by launching the long-running event series TRADE with his brother in 2015. At conc.arts berlin, Benjamin Kaiser is responsible for the online area.