Ute Pinter studied history of art, cultural management and film in Austria (Graz, Linz, Salzburg) and Montclair/USA. She has various working experiences in the fields of fine arts, film, performance and music with organisations like Neue galerie, steirischer Herbst, Styriarte and Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten in Graz, Jeunesse Musicale Austria, and as a free-lancer (curator, promoter, organizer …) Currently working as secretary general for impuls . international ensemble and composers academy for contemporary music (www.impuls.cc) and concert promoter in graz (www.openmusic.at) as well as curator for jeunesse (www.jeunesse.at) with special emphasis on contemporary music (from new/contemporary music, jazz, impro to electronics). She is an active partner in EU-Projects “Ulysses I” (2012-2016) and “Ulysses II” (2016-2020). She conceptionalizes and organises festivals like “john cage & morton feldman”-festvial ´97, “galina ustwolskaya & sofia gubaidulina”-festival ´98 and “MUSIK/FILM/MUSIK” ´99 in graz and jeunesse-festivals like “geheimnis musik” ´02, „über grenzen“ ´05, „in trance“ ´06 in vienna.