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Askonas Holt Artist Management to Open New Office in Berlin

The Opus 3 Artists Berlin office will re-brand as Askonas Holt Berlin, with a few staffing changes


Artist management company Askonas Holt has opted to re-brand the Opus 3 Artists Berlin office, and it will become Askonas Holt Berlin as of July 1, 2024. The office's Opus 3 staff, including Katharina Ronnefeld, will be retained under the Askonas Holt banner.

Jonathan Brill, who has led the Berlin office since 2020, will stand down from his German role, but will remain as Executive Vice President at Opus 3 in New York.

The company also announced that the re-branded office will be led by Alexander Hollensteiner, who comes to Askonas Holt from as position as the Managing Director of Kammerakademie Potsdam. He has led that organization for the past decade.

Previously, Hollensteiner was Head of Planning and Deputy Artistic Director of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern between 2004 and 2009, before joining Konzertdirektion Schmid as Senior Project Manager where he designed long-term tour strategies for the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

"Jonathan has built an excellent team – full of talent and ideas – managing artists across Europe, including Ruth Reinhardt, Oscar Jockel, Ingo Metzmacher and Daniil Trifonov," said Donagh Collins, Chief Executive of Askonas Holt and Opus 3 Artists. "I’m thrilled to welcome Alex to the company."

"He has terrific experience in so many areas of our business and will be an inspirational colleague. Berlin is an important cultural hub and home to many of the artists we represent. We look forward to building on a century-long legacy of working with great artists, orchestras, opera houses and presenters across the region, as well as arranging tours, developing productions and presenting concerts for the audiences there."

"Having known and admired my new Askonas Holt colleagues over many years, I’m excited to be joining the company to lead this new chapter in its history," Hollensteiner said. "I look forward to working with Katharina and the Berlin team to develop the roster and shape the careers of many outstanding international artists, while also expanding opportunities in German-speaking territories for orchestras and ensembles in partnership with the award-winning tours team in London."

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