Swimming among sharks since 1987
is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987. From the very start, music has been our driving force to increase the value of crossing borders - be they cultural, political or commercial. Drawing from 30 years of experience as cultural innovators, technical developers, curators, partners and multipliers, the Piranha Arts tree now has 6 dynamic branches:
It all started with Piranha Records & Publishing and Piranha Events, staging cutting-edge festivals and providing programming and production services for events worldwide. International music networking events such as WOMEX - The World Music Expo, and Classical:NEXT - the global meeting for all art music innovators, came next.
Latest additions are Piranha Consultancy, providing international expertise for a diverse range of partnerships and Karneval der Kulturen, a key event in the cultural calendar of Berlin - four days full of music, dance and enjoyment, attracting over a million visitors a year.
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Piranha Arts is an independent shareholder company, represented by CEOs Frank Klaffs and Michael von Petrykowski, and supervised by a board consisting of "1st generation" Piranhas Christoph Borkowsky (President), Brigitte Bieg and Ben Mandelson.