Our team
Our team

...who we are...

Our team

Come and visit us in our new "Center of Excellence" in Höf-Präbach near Graz!

We will be happy to advise you in selecting mouthpieces and synthetic reeds for Bb clarinet, E-flat clarinet, alto clarinet, basset-horn and bass clarinet as well as soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone. Accessories such as barrels and bells, titanium rings, tuning rings or ligatures and caps are also available in our shop. Furthermore we will be at your disposal for questions about product development and sound design, custom-made products (out of wood, hard rubber or acryl), mouthpiece copies and other related topics.

There is enough room in our „Center of Excellence“ for more than one customer at a time to copiously test our products and benefit from our know-how so – what are you waiting for? Contact us, make an appointment and come to Höf-Präbach! We offer solutions where others are still searching...

Our team has a lot of experience regarding music schools and wind bands and stands due to many international contacts with universities and colleges as well as professional orchestras to benefit from his insight in traditional sound ideas, colours and facets of the modern clarinet world! WE are:

Nick Kückmeier
, company’s founder

Nick Kückmeier studied the clarinet in Graz, served as a clarinet teacher at the conservatory in Styria's capital city for years and in 2001 founded the company NICK. By now many well-known musicians of our time benefit from his innovative ideas and developments. Nick Kückmeier not only is a musician and teacher for clarinet but also acts as an energy practicioner, design analyzer and author. Furthermore he holds seminars/workshops for managers.

Carina Kückmeier
, managing director

Carina Kückmeier is a clarinetist and prize winner in many national and international competitions. Due to her very sensitive perception of sounds she is significantly involved in development and configuration of our products. Since 2014 Carina holds the position as managing director of PLAYNICK GmbH.


Sabine Steiner, 
production manager

Sabine Steiner is actually a trained preschool teacher but has always loved music, she already plays the clarinet for more than 19 years (10 years at the conservatory). In 2012 she joined the company and assisted Carina in the office, in 2014 she changed over to production. 



Sabine Sampt, production & distribution

Sabine Sampt is an office administrator and joined our company in April 2015. Just like Michaela she assists us in production as well as in distribution. 


Georg Gerner, lectures & workshops

Georg Gerner studied the clarinet in Vienna. In addition to his many national and international engangements he teaches the clarinet at various music schools in Austria and Germany and is also a welcome guest speaker there (not only for our products). Since 2012 Georg is our distribution partner for Salzburg, Upper Austria, Lower Austria and the South of Germany.