Marketing & Sales
Marketing & PR
First musical education at the age of 4 at the Conservatory in Feldkirch (violin, later piano, drums and percussion). From 1992 on academic studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with degrees in audio engineering, music theory and composition (focus on media and applied music). 10 years working as a freelance composer, arranger and producer for music publishers, broadcasting corporations, film and post production facilities (CI music and sound design for the Austrian broadcast company, jingle productions for national and international brands such as Siemens, Reebok, Mobilkom Austria, Zipfer, Rauch, Warsteiner, Raiffeisen Bank and many others). Since 2002 music teacher at a secondary school as well as associate at the advertising agency Media Sell, ACNielsen and Whitebox (marketing research, quality assurance).
In addition to the Vienna Symphonic Library I work occasionally as a (film) sound engineer or producer and take my power and inspiration – aside from music – from nature (when hiking, skiing or diving).
Product Manager, Support, Presentations
Paul Kopf studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (teacher training with emphasis on “keyboard instruments in popular music”) and philosophy at the University of Vienna. Besides being a freelance composer, producer, musician and singer he has been a staff member of the Vienna Symphonic Library since the year 2000 when the company was founded and is an expert for the world’s largest orchestral database with more than two million recorded samples. Paul is traveling the whole world for the Vienna Symphonic Library, holding clinics and presenting the latest products at the biggest music trade shows. As a Product Manager, he is taking care of the product design, beta-testing, presentation and documentation and is closely involved with customer support. You may also hear his voice on VSL’s numerous video tutorials.
Stefan is a rare species, with dedication to music and film, and a great affinity towards numbers and processes. He joined the Vienna Symphonic Library in 2006 and has since been an integral part of operations, both internationally and locally, redefining the sales department in 2008. Naturally, Stefan has become the central hub of communications with our international distributors and dealers, also representing our company on international trade-shows and events. His scope of expertise also includes providing consulting services to high-profile composers from Hollywood’s A-list. The expansion of his activities as Sales Manager of Synchron Stage Vienna is both a logical development as well as a challenging new task in his career. His people skills in combination with his master’s degree in Educational Sciences and International Development make for a reliable partner in all musical endeavors.
Stefan loves kite surfing, so if he’s not in the office, you will find him surfing and jumping waves in all parts of the world, quite often accompanied by his brother Paul, who happens to be our Product Manager.
Marketing Manager & Public Relations
Proprietor of Sound Communication – Marketing Services for the Music Industry
Musician (electric violin)
Graduate in Business Administration
Product Manager (Warner Music Austria, EMI Austria)
Key Account Manager (Product Placement International)
Lecturer at the University of Economics, Vienna
Sales & Logistics
Born into a family of enthusiastic singers in Carinthia I´ve been singing in choirs for as long as I can remember. Other musical training: guitar; degree course in musicology at Vienna University since 1999.
Prior to this my career plan was completely different: I studied Russian and journalism with communication science at Vienna University, where I learned to write copy in a scientific way. From 1992 I worked as a journalist and created concepts in the field of media, and as a translator and interpreter for Russian and German.
While studying I became interested in classical music, developing a taste for Beethoven and Schubert then baroque and romantic music (it was Valery Gergiev who first showed me the delights of Wagner). My main area of interest is Russian composers. Since 2000 I´ve been learning piano and devoting a great deal of time to instruments.
Support, Quality Assurance
Being born in Vienna in 1963, the dutchman Marnix Veenenbos studied drums and percussion at the conservatory in Vienna as well as at the American Institute of Music. Besides being an active Live and session drummer, he ran the Austrophon Studio in the Vienna Konzerthaus and was partner of Matterhorn Productions. In 1987, he started as composer and musician for theater for artists such as M. Schottenberg, E. Pauer, J. Pölsler and G. Herrnstatt. With his partner Walter W. Cikan, he has composed and produced music scores for movies from directors like G. Spielmann, P. Danquart, B. Gräftner, V. Hitz, Samir and many more. He has his own music production company with a recording studio.