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Aleksey Igudesman Co-Founder Aleksey Igudesman is internationally known as a violinist, composer, conductor, actor and  filmmaker.  His numerous compositions  are  published by Universal Edition  and  are  performed worldwide  by  soloists,  ensembles  and orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,  often  with Igudesman  himself as  solo  violinist  and conductor. Igudesman  has  written  for  and performed as  a  soloist on  numerous movie soundtracks and has worked with Academy Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer on  movies  such as “Sherlock  Holmes” which  was  nominated  for an Oscar for best  original  score.  In  2012,  Igudesman directed,  produced and starred in   the feature   length   mockumentary “Noseland”, featuring   John Malkovich, Sir Roger Moore and Julian Rachlin.

Aleksey Igudesman

Co-Founder

Aleksey Igudesman is internationally known as a violinist, composer, conductor, actor and  filmmaker.  His numerous compositions  are  published by Universal Edition  and  are  performed worldwide  by  soloists,  ensembles  and orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,  often  with Igudesman  himself as  solo  violinist  and conductor. Igudesman  has  written  for  and performed as  a  soloist on  numerous movie soundtracks and has worked with Academy Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer on  movies  such as “Sherlock  Holmes” which  was  nominated  for an Oscar for best  original  score.  In  2012,  Igudesman directed,  produced and starred in   the feature   length   mockumentary “Noseland”, featuring   John Malkovich, Sir Roger Moore and Julian Rachlin.

Julia Rhee Co-Founder Julia Rhee joined Sante Ventures as director in 2009 and founded Alpha Institutes, in 2008. In addition, she is the creator of The Chief Investment Officer Summit® conference series in partnership with CNBC Asia. Prior to Sante Ventures, she was with equity centric hedge fund division of Dominion fund management. Her entrepreneurial and creative career started at age 16 as a classical pianist in Vienna and later transitioned into the world of asset management and venture capital after her departure from the music industry. Julia earned her undergraduate degree from the Universität für musik und darstellende kunst Wien, and a postgraduate degree in Performing Arts from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique Paris, joint masters in business administration from Stern School of Business, HEC Paris and London School of Economics and Political Science.

Julia Rhee

Co-Founder

Julia Rhee joined Sante Ventures as director in 2009 and founded Alpha Institutes, in 2008. In addition, she is the creator of The Chief Investment Officer Summit® conference series in partnership with CNBC Asia. Prior to Sante Ventures, she was with equity centric hedge fund division of Dominion fund management. Her entrepreneurial and creative career started at age 16 as a classical pianist in Vienna and later transitioned into the world of asset management and venture capital after her departure from the music industry. Julia earned her undergraduate degree from the Universität für musik und darstellende kunst Wien, and a postgraduate degree in Performing Arts from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique Paris, joint masters in business administration from Stern School of Business, HEC Paris and London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kyle Langenbach Managing Director, Founding Member Kyle Langenbach was a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer for ElectorPulse, a startup for political campaign management. Prior, he was a Director and senior leader of the US east region emerging technology team at Microsoft, driving software partners to develop, innovate and get to market/go to market with their products using emerging Microsoft cloud and mobile technologies. He also held senior level posts at Ernst and Young in their internet strategy advisory services practice, and at PwC in business intelligence. Kyle’s first startup experience came when he left E&Y to head up the NE regional office of a CA-based startup ($100M funding/175 employees) focused on enterprise and B2B portal consulting. Kyle holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, and a BS in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also writes, produces and edits film in his spare time.

Kyle Langenbach

Managing Director, Founding Member

Kyle Langenbach was a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer for ElectorPulse, a startup for political campaign management. Prior, he was a Director and senior leader of the US east region emerging technology team at Microsoft, driving software partners to develop, innovate and get to market/go to market with their products using emerging Microsoft cloud and mobile technologies. He also held senior level posts at Ernst and Young in their internet strategy advisory services practice, and at PwC in business intelligence. Kyle’s first startup experience came when he left E&Y to head up the NE regional office of a CA-based startup ($100M funding/175 employees) focused on enterprise and B2B portal consulting. Kyle holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, and a BS in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also writes, produces and edits film in his spare time.

 
Nina Innerhofer Head of Marketing/BD, Founding Member Nina Lucas is a classically trained pianist and a digital strategist, founder of Tunes & Stories, a brand consulting company. Her passion for multimedia, business and merging the old with the new to create new and innovative approaches led to her working in companies such as RealNetworks, where her (B2B) role as Content and Marketing Editorial Manager for Austria and the Balkans successfully launched the A1 Music Store with her team (biggest mobile provider in Austria) and gain insight into the mobile music and record industry. During her time at Red Bull International Headquarters in Fuschl-am-See, in the role of Junior Culture Project Manager, she was able to learn a unique approach to branding and storytelling as well as oversee and assist the project development of many culture concepts that the brand is so famous for. In 2014 Nina joined Bernhard Kerres and his team as Community Manager of hellostage.com - the world's largest network connecting classical music professionals. Nina holds a Bachelor in Piano Pedagogy with a Major in Multimedia, Masters in Music and Movement and studied Internet & Digital Marketing at London Business School. She is fluent in Serbian, German and English.

Nina Innerhofer

Head of Marketing/BD, Founding Member

Nina Lucas is a classically trained pianist and a digital strategist, founder of Tunes & Stories, a brand consulting company. Her passion for multimedia, business and merging the old with the new to create new and innovative approaches led to her working in companies such as RealNetworks, where her (B2B) role as Content and Marketing Editorial Manager for Austria and the Balkans successfully launched the A1 Music Store with her team (biggest mobile provider in Austria) and gain insight into the mobile music and record industry. During her time at Red Bull International Headquarters in Fuschl-am-See, in the role of Junior Culture Project Manager, she was able to learn a unique approach to branding and storytelling as well as oversee and assist the project development of many culture concepts that the brand is so famous for. In 2014 Nina joined Bernhard Kerres and his team as Community Manager of hellostage.com - the world's largest network connecting classical music professionals. Nina holds a Bachelor in Piano Pedagogy with a Major in Multimedia, Masters in Music and Movement and studied Internet & Digital Marketing at London Business School. She is fluent in Serbian, German and English.

Dominik Joelsohn Head of Operations, Founding Member Dominik Joelsohn studied architecture at Vienna University of Technology. He graduated with distinction and won various competitions. While studying, he worked for several architectural offices and gained experience in other various fields such as 'Porsche Holding', 'Unicredit' and 'Wiener Wohnen'. Since 2010, he has been managing Igudesman and Joo’s company “Only Hands Small” – as the General Manager for Europe he has gained considerable insider knowledge within the music community as well as music business affairs.

Dominik Joelsohn

Head of Operations, Founding Member

Dominik Joelsohn studied architecture at Vienna University of Technology. He graduated with distinction and won various competitions. While studying, he worked for several architectural offices and gained experience in other various fields such as 'Porsche Holding', 'Unicredit' and 'Wiener Wohnen'. Since 2010, he has been managing Igudesman and Joo’s company “Only Hands Small” – as the General Manager for Europe he has gained considerable insider knowledge within the music community as well as music business affairs.

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Sabina Hasanova

Head of Customer Relations, Founding Member

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Masa Masuyama Masa is a strong believer in the motto: “think and do.” His insatiable appetite for knowledge combined with his adaptability has allowed Masa to gain expertise in a variety of industries over his 20+ year career including Art Auction, Startups, Private Equity, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Management Consulting. Masa’s breadth of experience enables him to “connect the dots” in unique ways, and he enjoys the process of generating new approaches or insights from fresh perspectives.  However, Masa values action equally as ideas. A pragmatic leader, Masa is experienced in leading international, cross-functional teams – he has a track record of successfully delivering mission-critical multi-million dollar strategic global initiatives with C-level sponsorship. With the core belief that strategy is a living organism, Masa ensures that the strategies he devises continue to achieve their goals long after they have been implemented. Masa earned an MBA with a focus in Strategy from Columbia Business School and London Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Psychology & Human Factors from Tufts University.He completed coursework at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Masa Masuyama

Masa is a strong believer in the motto: “think and do.” His insatiable appetite for knowledge combined with his adaptability has allowed Masa to gain expertise in a variety of industries over his 20+ year career including Art Auction, Startups, Private Equity, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Management Consulting. Masa’s breadth of experience enables him to “connect the dots” in unique ways, and he enjoys the process of generating new approaches or insights from fresh perspectives.  However, Masa values action equally as ideas. A pragmatic leader, Masa is experienced in leading international, cross-functional teams – he has a track record of successfully delivering mission-critical multi-million dollar strategic global initiatives with C-level sponsorship. With the core belief that strategy is a living organism, Masa ensures that the strategies he devises continue to achieve their goals long after they have been implemented. Masa earned an MBA with a focus in Strategy from Columbia Business School and London Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Psychology & Human Factors from Tufts University.He completed coursework at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Ivan Turkalj Ivan Turkalj's training on the cello began with Vladimir Malinowski in Vienna, after his family moved from Croatia to Austria. At the age of 16 he began his studies at „Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien“. He finished his Concert diploma at the „Hochschule für Musik Würzburg“, followed up by Masterstudies at the „Züricher Hochschule der Künste“ on the modern cello. An important part was also the studies of Baroque-Cello and historically informed performance with Stefan Fuchs as well as Jazz-Cello with Daniel Pezzotti. Ivan Turkalj is active as a soloist, chamber musician and band member. Well versed in different styles from baroque to pop he plays everything from classical music halls as well as big Pop-Festivals.  As a cellist Ivan Turkalj has a strong interest in different musical periodes and styles such as contemporary music, classical, baroque but also pop and jazz. For this purpose he founded or joined different musical groups such as the internationally well known canadian indie-band The Hidden Cameras, New Piano Trio, The Erlkings, and others.

Ivan Turkalj

Ivan Turkalj's training on the cello began with Vladimir Malinowski in Vienna, after his family moved from Croatia to Austria. At the age of 16 he began his studies at „Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien“. He finished his Concert diploma at the „Hochschule für Musik Würzburg“, followed up by Masterstudies at the „Züricher Hochschule der Künste“ on the modern cello. An important part was also the studies of Baroque-Cello and historically informed performance with Stefan Fuchs as well as Jazz-Cello with Daniel Pezzotti. Ivan Turkalj is active as a soloist, chamber musician and band member. Well versed in different styles from baroque to pop he plays everything from classical music halls as well as big Pop-Festivals. 

As a cellist Ivan Turkalj has a strong interest in different musical periodes and styles such as contemporary music, classical, baroque but also pop and jazz. For this purpose he founded or joined different musical groups such as the internationally well known canadian indie-band The Hidden Cameras, New Piano Trio, The Erlkings, and others.

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