Kristel Josel founded artsprojects in Vienna in 1988 together with renowned music manager Dr.Hans Landesmann. It offers to its clients expertise for realization of cultural projects at the highest level.
artsprojects always aims at creating enduring impact of the projects it undertakes.

Kristel Josel, CEO

For decades Kristel Josel has been designing exclusive classical music events at the highest level and, when desired, with entertainment value as well.
Kristel Josel offers full-service packages with her international network of highly skilled companies and specialized individuals and collaborates with a large number of outstanding artists of various styles of music.

OVERVIEW of experience

Consultant of international strategies and development for digital media and classical music corporations in Germany and Spain
Conception and organization of international music projects and festivals in Austria, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland
Event management covering different spheres: from social functions to sports, medical science, tourism
Interim management for sports association in Austria and for start-up in health care in Germany
General management of international pianists and ensembles
Executive Director of Musiktage Mondsee/Mondseetage
General Secretary of Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under Claudio Abbado
Tour organization for soloists and orchestras in Europe and USA
Production/stage director assistant in international opera houses (Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden Opera, Chorégies d’Orange, Staatstheater Saarbrücken…)
Location scout und prop manager for music documentary films (BBC)
Production assistant for TV shows in Europe (ORF, BBC) and USA (CBS)
Internship training in TV production and direction at ORF/Austrian Television
Law studies at the University of Vienna


Born in Vienna, multilingual upbringing in Europe
Education and professional experience in Sweden, England, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Germany, Switzerland and Austria
National and international interdisciplinary networking
Hobbies: skiing, golf, mountain hiking, traveling, culinary art
Honorary Work: co-founder of Bhutan Network (NGO)