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welcome, willkommen, bienvenue Aino Turtiainen-Visala, IAMA Chairman Becoming Chairman of the International Artist Managers’ Association nearly three years ago has given me a unique overview of our profession as well as an opportunity to influence the agenda a little. It was therefore with great pleasure that I proposed Helsinki to IAMA’s Board of Directors as our host city for the 25th IAMA International Conference. It seemed a natural choice since Finland has a very established music community with many great artists who are making successful international careers. The Finnish capital also boasts some superb cultural infrastructure, including the new Helsinki Music Centre and our main Conference venue, Finlandia Hall, which holds the collective memory of the artists and audience members who for many years experienced great music-making here. We are very grateful to our partners and sponsors who have made this year’s Conference possible and, of course, to you our delegates. Above all, we value the ongoing support of our Members,
without whom none of IAMA’s work would be possible. Whatever successes or diﬃculties you may be experiencing in your professional life at the moment, I’d like to recommend that you make the most of the Conference’s true network – a human one, which you will find all around you during the next few days. I wish you inspired discussions and hope you will remember this as one of the best Conferences you have ever attended! Thanks to Aleksi Malmberg for chairing the Conference so ably and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.
Aino Turtiainen-Visala, Managing Director, Fazer Artists' Management Inc.
Aleksi Malmberg, Conference Chairman Uncertainty about the future is an old and familiar companion in our field of classical music. Concern over audiences growing older has been around for longer than the average age of today’s concert-goers. I find myself wondering if even ‘Papa’ Bach would have worried about the younger generation not fully valuing the complex and profound nature of his contemporaries’ art, not to mention the issues of money and funding that have been around for longer than, tonality. If these factors are not enough, we also have grave new problems to solve. Competition is global and classical music is being marginalised. Many of us find ourselves in the margin of the margins. But what if the mainstream were becoming narrower day by day? Perhaps the margin is actually widening, flourishing and generating new possibilities? We all work in an environment very diﬀerent from ten years ago. There are ever-growing numbers of people in a world that is rapidly becoming smaller
and smaller – everyone can be their own media entity and technology makes it possible to deliver one’s message in a more direct, more accessible way than ever before. Meanwhile, the art we love so much has not lost a tiniest bit of its original power. The situation is really not that bad, but how can we make the best out of the current possibilities? I am thrilled to welcome you to discuss these matters in our margin of Europe, Helsinki. Stimulated by great speakers from around the world we can share our knowledge, creativity and passion, as well as our concerns and ideas. Together with the warm, intensive get-together atmosphere for which the IAMA Conference is famous, I hope each of us can take home some long-lasting bits of inspiration.
Aleksi Malmberg Aleksi Malmberg, Director, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
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keynoteaddress Khushroo Suntook Khushroo is a former President of India’s Council for Fair Business Practices, and during his wide-ranging career has conducted international business in numerous countries, most notably in Russia, Japan and Italy. Khushroo had a distinguished sporting career, both as a tennis player and sports administrator. A national standard tennis player, he was the winner of several titles played internationally, and was the youngest Honorary Secretary of the International Lawn Tennis Club of India. He also served on the Council of the Bombay Tennis Association and was the President of the Tata Sports Club, which boasted several Olympians and national sportsmen among their membership. He represented the Tata Group for many years as their representative on the presiding committee of the Cricket Club of India, and during his tenure organised a Davis Cup Challenge Round between the USA and India plus three ATP tennis tournaments.
Khushroo Suntook is the Chairman of India’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and the founding Chairman of the Symphony Orchestra of India. He is also an Advocate of the Bombay High Court and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (FICSI). Khushroo was one of the founders of Bisleri, the Italian Mineral Water Company in India, and from 1968-2000 he held several senior roles in the Tata Group, including Directorships of Tata Oil Mills, Tata Finance Ltd, the Tata Investment Corporation, Lakmé Ltd and Tata McGraw Hill Ltd. Khushroo ended his executive career in Tata as President of Tata Services Ltd. He continued to serve as an Independent Director in several Tata companies until 2013, when his involvement in the National Centre Performing Arts became full time.
Since childhood, Khushroo’s great passion has been music. He is a frequent speaker for the Recorded Vocal Arts Society in London and an avid collector of early and rare recordings. Khushroo was chosen by the NCPA’s founder, Dr Jamshed Bhabha, to be his successor as Chairman. Khushroo has served as the NCPA’s Vice Chairman since 2000 and, following Dr Bhabha’s death, as Chairman from 2008. In 2006, he founded India’s first fully professional symphony orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of India – a daring move that was initially received with scepticism, but has proved a great success. As NCPA Chairman, Khushroo has reorganised and revitalised the Centre, transforming it into India’s premier performing arts venue. Its five theatres present more than 700 performances per year spanning a wide range of genres, including Western classical music, theatre (both Indian and Western), Indian classical music, Indian dance and films. It is a preferred venue for prestigious events, such as the annual Tata Lit Live festival and tours by orchestras from across the world. The Symphony Orchestra of India has also started to receive invitations to tour internationally and has already performed in Russia and Oman.
conferencepartner This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius – a composer who helped to shape Finnish cultural identity, and who became one of the best-known Finns of all time. In fact, Sibelius still tops the global charts of the most performed Finnish music, year after year. More significantly, however, the Sibelius celebrations are an opportunity to take a look at the great composer’s legacy. Musical culture is rooted in Finnishness, and music is undoubtedly an integral part of our society. An anniversary year such as this gives us a good reason to present and celebrate Finland’s current musical talent and expertise. As a fairly small nation, the abundance of talented, skillful and innovative composers and musicians that we have been able to produce never fails to amaze me. Many have already won international recognition, and many are yet to be discovered. The role of Music Finland is to facilitate the promotion and internationalisation of Finnish music, to open doors for both renowned and new musicians and composers, and to create business opportunities for their representatives – agents, managers, labels and publishers. Together with IAMA, we have put together a series of showcases as part of this year’s
Conference programme. Our aim has been to provide a sample of the variety and skill Finland has to oﬀer, while maintaining high artistic integrity and coherence. The 25th IAMA International Conference is my first. I feel privileged to experience my first Conference in my home city, and to be able to share with you everything it has to oﬀer – from a vibrant musical life to many other lifeenhancing qualities. I hope you enjoy your stay and leave feeling energised, with a delegate bag full of new experiences, fruitful business openings and musical inspiration.
Tuomo Tähtinen, Executive Director, Music Finland
Music performances are presented by Music Finland – please see the showcase brochure in your delegate bag for details.
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specialguest Hannu Lintu Highlights of Hannu’s 2014/15 season include his debut with the Hallé and appearances with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic and Lahti Symphony orchestras, as well as WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. In the USA he returns to the Baltimore Symphony and Saint Louis Symphony orchestras and makes his debut with the Detroit Symphony and Minnesota orchestras.
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Last season, Hannu stepped in at short notice to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra, and other recent engagements have included the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and Orchestre national de Lyon; the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Gothenburg Symphony orchestras; and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Houston Symphony.
Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra since August 2013, Hannu Lintu previously held the positions of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin, and Artistic Director of the Helsingborg Symphony and Turku Philharmonic orchestras.
Recent operatic projects include Sallinen’s Kullervo at the 2014 Savonlinna Opera Festival and Tannhäuser with Tampere Opera in 2012. Regularly appearing with Finnish National Opera, Hannu has conducted several productions including Parsifal (directed by Harry Kupfer), Carmen and Aulis Sallinen’s King Lear. He has also worked with Estonian National Opera, recording Tauno Pylkkänen’s Mare and her Son.
Hannu Lintu has made several recordings for Ondine, Naxos, Avie and Hyperion, with whom he recently recorded Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos.22 and 24 with Angela Hewitt and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa. Other recent recordings feature works by Ligeti, including the Violin Concerto with Benjamin Schmid, and Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony with Angela Hewitt and Valerie Hartmann-Claverie – both for Ondine with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Hannu has received several accolades for his recordings, including a 2011 Grammy nomination for Best Opera CD plus Gramophone Award nominations for his recordings of Enescu’s Symphony No.2 with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and the Violin Concertos of Sibelius and Thomas Adès with Augustin Hadelich and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Hannu Lintu studied cello and piano at the Sibelius Academy, where he later studied conducting with Jorma Panula. He participated in masterclasses with Myung-Whun Chung at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and took first prize at the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994.
guestspeaker Pekka A. Viljakainen
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The author of No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age, Pekka Viljakainen has spent the past 20 years as an ambassador fostering relationships between business executives and technology teams. With a background in engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Pekka began his career as an entrepreneur in 1986 by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd. In 1998, Pekka joined the IT services company Tieto through the acquisition of Oy Visual Systems. His reputation and track record at Tieto for successfully handling very complex governance and political projects in large international organisations earned him the nickname ‘Bulldozer’. Thanks to his technical background and passion for business, Pekka has been one of the leading architects within Tieto for building a more
eﬃcient information society. He is heavily involved in promoting the necessary preparations for a true revolution of services, and the strategic role of digitalisation across Europe, Russia and China. As a true partner for organisations in most industries, Pekka has analysed the fundamental changes in consumer behaviour and their implications for corporate strategies in all information intensive businesses. He led a team of over 8,000 people in 24 countries at Tieto International. In November 2010, Pekka made the decision to step down from his operational roles. Until returning to business, he will focus his time on his family and charity projects, including supporting the No Fear project with its global network of executives.
schedule Thursday 23rd April 2015 9:30-12:30 Finlandia Hall
IAMA Board meeting
10:00 – 12:30 Finlandia Hall Foyer
Registration opens Refreshments available and business meeting area open
12:30 – 13:00 Finlandia Hall
Meet the IAMA Board and welcome drinks All first-time delegates, sponsors and new members at the Conference are welcome to join the board for a drink before lunch and introduce yourselves.
13:00 – 14:00 Finlandia Hall
14:30 – 14:35 Finlandia Hall
Welcome Opening performance by Minna Pensola (violin), Auri Ahola (dance) and Marko Myöhänen (electronics) Kaija Saariaho
… de la Terre
Opening remarks: Kaija Saariaho, composer (by video) Aino Turtiainen-Visala, IAMA Chairman and Managing Director, Fazer Artists' Management Aleksi Malmberg, IAMA Conference Chairman and Director, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux Keynote address: Khushroo Suntook, Chairman, National Centre for the Performing Arts, India and Chairman, Symphony Orchestra of India 15:15-17:00 Finlandia Hall
Panel session I – In from the Margins: Perspectives in Classical Music Opening performance by defunensemble Sami Klemola Peak Perttu Haapanen Doll Garden Moderator: Susannah Simons, Director of Strategy, Showcase Speakers: Ahmed Abouzahra, General Manager, Arabesque International Päivi Kärkkäinen, General Director, Finnish National Opera Marc de Mauny, General Manager and Executive Producer, Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre Peter Tra, Head of Concert Programming, TivoliVredenburg Closing performance by defunensemble Juhani Nuorvala
Ruoikkohuhuilu (Flute of the Seaside Reeds)
17:00-19:00 Finlandia Hall
Ice Breaker Sponsored by IMG Artists
19:00-21:00 Helsinki Music Centre
Concert: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Eivind Gullberg-Jensen, conductor Jörg Widman, clarinet Jörg Widman Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sergei Rachmaninov
Con brio Clarinet concerto KV622 Symphony No. 2 op 27
**If you have not got a ticket for the evening’s performance, please enquire at the registration desk as there may be availability on the day** All delegates are invited to gather in the late night bar at the Scandic Park Hotel for post-concert drinks and traditional music from Kaustinen, Finland
schedule Friday 24th April 2015 9:00 Finlandia Hall Helsinki Hall
Registration opens Registration and business meeting areas open
10.00-11:45 Helsinki Hall
Panel session II – Technology in Focus Opening performance by FiBO Players and Eija Kankaanranta (kantele) Dietrich Buxtehude Jukka Tiensuu Juhani Nuorvala
Sonata V in A Major Bux-WV263 Musica Ambigua, Veto Concertino
Tourte bow or record industry: Technology and new innovations have profoundly changed music and the ways in which it is experienced. The pace of technological development shows no signs of getting any slower, but how will it aﬀect concert music and its customs in the future? Moderator: Susannah Simons, Director of Strategy, Showcase Speakers: Reijo Kiilunen, Managing Director, Ondine Jyri Huopaniemi, Director and Head of Nokia Research Centre Media Technology Laboratories Jochen Sandig, Artistic Director, Radialsystem V Simon Walker, Managing Director, Canvas 12:00 – 13:00 Helsinki Hall
Peer-to-peer sessions These are simultaneous, hour-long sessions designed for more intimate discussion on focus areas of concern Venue: Helsinki Hall I Local artist managements come in from the margins Looking at the model of artist management in today’s context Session leader: Aino Turtiainen-Visala, Managing Director, Fazer Artists’ Management Venue: Business Hall II Music competitions and career opportunity How relevant is the role of a competition to furthering the career of an artist today and what are the changing roles of artist manager and competition alike? Session leader: Glen Kwok, President, World Federation of International Music Competitions and Executive Director, International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch Sponsored by Air Charter Service
14:30 – 15:15 Helsinki Hall
Stories to be told: New Businesses. New startups. Russia. No Fear. Opening performance by Pia Komsi (soprano and cello) Jovanka Trbojevic Sky Shopping Special guest introduced by Aleksi Malmberg: Pekka Viljakainen, Youth International Economic Forum & Skolkovo Foundation Management guru in startup companies in both in Russia and Finland, Pekka Viljakainen is known for his controversial stance to business and has sown seeds of challenge and innovation
14:30 – 15:45 Business areas
Helpdesks: Do you need tax and legal help? Our experts will be on hand to assist you with advice on a drop-in service basis, but best to book in advance Venue: Desks will be set up in the business areas so enquire at the registration desk if you are unsure where to go Irving David, Partner, DWFM Beckman Solicitors (contract advice) Brian Taylor Goldstein, Partner, GC Arts Law (all areas of US tax and immigration, licensing and contracts) Mark Wingate, Partner, Private Client Tax Services, Smith & Williamson (all areas of tax)
16:00 – 17:00
Optional evening activity: Lahti Symphony Orchestra and reception **This is a pre-paid event with registration but if you would like to attend, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please make your enquiries at the registration desk** The optional evening activity is a chance to experience the renowned Lahti Symphony Orchestra in concert at the magnificent Sibelius Hall. We join the Finnish orchestra managers who are celebrating the 50th National Orchestra Conference of the Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras
17:15 – 19:00 Sibelius Hall
Reception Sponsored by the City of Lahti
19:00 – 21:15 Sibelius Hall Lahti
Concert: Lahti Symphony Orchestra Sponsored by the City of Lahti Okko Kamu, conductor Réka Szilvay, violin Marko Ylönen, cello Heini Kärkkäinen, piano Kalevi Aho Ludwig van Beethoven Jean Sibelius Harri Ahmas Joonas Kokkonen
Silence Triple Concerto Festivo (Scènes historiques I) Lux Arctica Symphony No. 4
Buses return to Scandic Park Hotel after the performance Expected arrival in Helsinki is between 10.30pm and 11pm
schedule Saturday 25th April 2015 9:00 - 10:00 Finlandia Hall Helsinki Hall
Registration opens Registration and business areas open
10:00 – 11:00 Helsinki Hall
Sibelius Now Opening performance by the Uusinta Ensemble Ville Raasakka Beat Furrer Veli-Matti Puumala
Fright Night Aer Envol
Reflections on the work of Sibelius Special guest: Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra 11:00-12:30 Helsinki Hall
Panel session III: Artist managers should do more to champion women composers and conductors Opening performance by the Helsinki Chamber Choir (dir. Nils Schweckendiek) Kalevi Aho Movement from Three songs for Mawlana Rumi’s poems Lotta Wennäkoski 3 movements from Ommel Beat Furrer 2 movements from Enigma The classical music world has not kept pace with the changing status of equality in other areas of society, and women composers and conductors remain woefully underrepresented across the industry. Does responsibility for this imbalance lie squarely with the artist management world, and should managers do more to champion women in these roles? Make up your own mind during this debate. Moderator: Susannah Simons, Director of Strategy, Showcase Speakers: Marie-Hélène Bernard, President & CEO designate, St Louis Symphony; Executive Director, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston, MA Eva Skotte Ollikainen, conductor Jasper Parrott, Executive Chairman, HarrisonParrott Margaret Yang, Chief Executive Oﬃcer, Hong Kong Sinfonietta
12:30-13:00 Helsinki Hall
IAMA non-profit showcase
Lunch Sponsored by Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
14:00-15:00 Helsinki Hall
Neeme Ots, trumpet Turn to page 24 for full programme details
Conference closing session and introduction to the 26th IAMA International Conference Conference closing session and remarks moderated by Aleksi Malmberg, Conference Chairman, with members of ‘Collective X’: Johanna Råman, Administrative Director, Our Festival Sanna Nyyssölä, Artist Manager, Sublime Music Agency Olli Brummer, Director, Fazer Artists’ Management
15:00-16:00 Helsinki Hall
IAMA Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting All welcome
17:00-19:00 Helsinki Hall
Optional fun events You can sign up for these events at the registration desk and they are oﬀered on a first come, first served basis Visit to Ainola: The home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (bus provided) Tour of the Finnish National Opera House “Path of Sibelius”: Tour of Helsinki following in the footsteps of Sibelius (bus provided) – sponsored by the City of Helsinki Traditional Finnish Sauna – sponsored by Fazer Artists' Management
19:45 - 20:15 Helsinki Congress Paasitorni
Pre-dinner drinks Drinks sponsored by Konzertdirektion Schmid
20:15-22:30 Helsinki Congress Paasitorni
Conference party sponsored by Christie’s Buﬀet and farewell drinks featuring musical comedy trio the Fabulous Bäckström Brothers The venue is located next to Hakaniemi square, just a short taxi ride from the Scandic Park Hotel. Numerous metro, tram or bus routes also go to Hakaniemi – visit www.paasitorni.fi/en/visitors/transport for details
Sunday 26th April 2015 09:30-22:30
Estonian trip invitation for Conference attendees Visit to Tallinn, Estonia IAMA Aﬃliate Member the Pille Lill Music Fund (PLMF, Estonia) invites Conference delegates to visit Tallinn on Sunday 26th April. You will have the chance to see the city, meet key figures of the Estonian and Baltic classical music scene and listen to a handful of talented Estonian musicians. PLMF will organise the return trip to Tallinn, which takes two hours on the ferry from Helsinki. Participants should therefore expect to stay an extra night in Helsinki and return home on Monday 27th April Please contact Leelo before making your travel and hotel bookings as places are limited: Leelo Lehtla, PLMF General Manager email@example.com, +37256484244 www.plmf.ee, facebook.com/plmf.ee We look forward to seeing you at the 26th IAMA International Conference, which takes place in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands (7-9 April 2016)
speakersthursday Ahmed Abouzahra Ahmed Abouzahra is a concert pianist and an arts manager. Born in Egypt, he graduated from the Cairo Conservatoire and went on to study in Germany, where he has lived for the past 20 years. His accolades include five diplomas, including the first ever piano duo diploma issued by a German conservatoire. Ahmed has performed with the Vienna Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as many other European, Asian, American and Latin American orchestras. He founded the Horus Piano Duo in 1997 with the Hungarian pianist Nóra Emödy, and together they have won more 10 prizes at international piano duo competitions in Italy, Germany and the US. During his career as a professional pianist, Ahmed’s growing ambition to facilitate and encourage dialogue between Arab and Western culture led him become an arts manager. Promoting cultural understanding through performance became his full-time
occupation with the establishment of East West Art Promotion in Germany in 2000, in Egypt in 2004, and of Arabesque International in Oman in 2012. He still occasionally performs as a pianist and tours worldwide. As artist himself, Ahmed’s approach to arts management prioritises artistic value, with business strategies seen as the means to artistic ends. Both as a pianist and an arts manager, Ahmed has built a strong network of contacts among leading artists and cultural institutions in Europe, the Americas, China and the Middle East. In bringing internationally renowned orchestras, ballets and operas to audiences in the Arab world, he has developed a deep understanding of these art forms as well as the ability to work with people from very diﬀerent cultures. For Ahmed, ‘arts management is a combination of knowledge, artistic ideas, interpersonal and communication skills along with business talent and great discipline’.
Päivi Kärkkäinen Päivi Kärkkäinen studied at the University of Tampere, completing a Lic. Phil. degree in Finnish and Journalism. She continued her studies at Ohio State University in the USA on an ASLA-Fulbright scholarship, and in 2000 she completed the JOKO Executive Education course at the Helsinki School of Economics. She also holds a B.Sc. (Speech Ed.) degree from the University of Tampere. Päivi has held a variety of senior management positions since 1994. She was Head of Programming and Deputy Programme Director for TV2 at the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) until 2001, Programme Director for TV2 and member of the TV management group 2002-2006, and Head of Programming for Fact and Culture YLE plus deputy to the Director of Fact and Culture YLE 2006-2007.
As Head of Programming, Päivi had overall responsibility for Finnishlanguage TV broadcasting at YLE, including joint productions and international programme acquisitions, programme imports and exports, and Fact and Culture YLE customer functions. Together with the Director of Fact and Culture YLE, Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Päivi managed the six content areas of Fact and Culture YLE: YLE Current Aﬀairs (TV), YLE Factual, YLE Culture, YLE Learning and Science, YLE Drama and YLE FRSO [Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra]. Prior to her management career, she worked as a journalist, a lecturer and amanuensis at the University of Tampere, and an elocution teacher. Päivi was appointed General Director of the Finnish National Opera in December 2007.
Aleksi Malmberg Aleksi Malmberg is a key player in the international cultural scene, currently working in Brussels as the Director for the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. Until last year he was the Programme Manager of Helsinki Festival, the largest multidisciplinary arts festival in the Nordic-Baltic region with over 240,000 visitors in 2014. With a background in musicology, Aleksi’s professional experience ranges from co-founding the Helsinki Spring Light Chamber Music Festival to producing live televised arena concerts. His varied career also includes several years of artist management in Sublime Music Agency, running the music publishing company Tactus Ltd,
production for the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and Tapiola Youth Symphony, and writing the history of the oldest concert hall in Helsinki – the Hall of Culture. One of the highlights of Aleksi’s career to date was managing Our Festival alongside artistic director Pekka Kuusisto, where they explored ways in which this small interdisciplinary festival near Helsinki could oﬀer new musical perspectives and create a unique experience for audiences. In his spare time Aleksi enjoys running barefoot, and having recently moved to the warmer climate of Central Europe is preparing to run his first marathon without shoes.
Marc de Mauny Marc de Mauny is the General Manager of Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre in the Urals region of Russia. The son of the BBC’s first permanent foreign correspondent in Moscow, Erik de Mauny, Marc developed a fascination for Russia and Russian culture which led him to read Russian at Cambridge University. He simultaneously pursued his musical studies, including spending a year at the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, where he met the Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis. From 1998 to 2000, de Mauny was Arts Oﬃcer at the British Council in St Petersburg, where he was responsible for the arts programme of the 300th anniversary celebrations of Peter I’s Grand Embassy to England. In 1998, he set up the St Petersburg International Early Music Festival together with violinist Andrei Reshetin as artistic director. The Festival had a marked and lasting impact on musical life in Russia, presenting repertoire unknown to Russian audiences and giving rise to a new generation of musicians, committed to
period performance. Following a three-year stint as head of public relations and philanthropy for a major multinational bank in Moscow, he returned to the arts sector in 2010 as director of development at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg. In 2011, Teodor Currentzis was oﬀered the post of Artistic Director of Perm Opera, and Marc de Mauny joined him as General Manager. Their first task was to integrate MusicAeterna (orchestra and chorus), previously founded by Currentzis in Novosibirsk, into the existing structure of the theatre. MusicAeterna has since established itself as one of the most exciting ensembles on today’s international scene. The orchestra and chorus participate in the theatre’s new opera and ballet productions, give regular concerts of symphonic and chamber music, and have released several critically acclaimed recordings on the Sony Classical label. MusicAeterna tours regularly in Russia and abroad.
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Susannah Simons Susannah Simons is an arts strategist. She is currently both Director of Strategy at Showcase, connecting business and cultural organisations, and Director Arts at Rightster, developing a multi-channel network on YouTube that will launch in September 2015 with funding from Arts Council England.
the BBCâ€™s performing groups. She managed the BBCâ€™s Public Value Partnership with Arts Council England for eight years and was Project Executive for the BBCs engagement with the Cultural aspects of London 2012, culminating in the development of the pilot phase of the BBC / Arts Council digital platform The Space. She left the BBC at the end of 2013.
Having enjoyed a successful broadcasting career with the BBC, Channel 4 and Classic FM, Susannah became Head of Policy and Outreach for BBC Radio and Music in 2003. This role included responsibility for developing the education and outreach work for
Susannah is a trustee of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Youth Dance England and the recently formed National Orchestra for All. She is also vice chair of the New Music Biennial.
Peter Tra is a concert programmer at the Utrecht concert hall Vredenburg, which was rebuilt and reopened as the five-venue concert hall complex TivoliVredenburg in 2014. Some 360 classical concerts now take place each year at TivoliVredeburg, together with 500 pop, dance and jazz events.
in Amsterdam. After producing an adventurous European circus opera tour he finally found time to graduate, and went on to work at the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, mainly running the NJO Summer Academy. He took up his current post in 2004.
Peter began organising concerts, operas and festivals while studying musicology at Utrecht University. He quit his studies in 1992 to found the Belcanto Festival Dordrecht, and four years later became managing director of Opera Studio Netherlands
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speakersfriday Jyri Huopaniemi Jyri Huopaniemi was born in Helsinki and graduated as a Doctor of Science in Technology in 1999, focusing on virtual acoustics and three-dimensional audio. His academic research and teaching topics have covered 3D audio, music signal processing and virtual reality at Helsinki University of Technology and Stanford University. Since 1998, he has been with Nokia Corporation, most recently with Nokia Technologies. Jyri has held various management positions in Nokia and has broad technology and leadership expertise in the fields of
multimedia, user interaction and user experience, software applications and platforms. Since last July, he has been heading the imaging business for Nokia Technologies. Jyri’s professional and academic interests include audio, imaging and video technologies, virtual audiovisual environments, digital audio signal processing, musical acoustics, and multimedia content analysis and processing. He is the author or co-author of over 60 technical articles published in international journals and conferences.
Reijo Ensio Kiilunen Reijo Ensio Kiilunen gained his first experience of arts management at the Helsinki Festival in 1979-80. He subsequently became a founding member of the Helsinki Concert Agency, with responsibilities including concert organisation for Finnish performers abroad and bringing foreign performers to Finland. This experience stood Reijo in good stead as concert manager of the Joensuu Song Festival, where he organised a major series of events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Finnish epic poem Kalevala. In 1985, Reijo founded the record magazine Seitsemäs taivas [Seventh heaven] and became a founding member the record company Ondine Oy, which was started under the auspices of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. He is currently the
managing director of Ondine, with responsibilities for A&R, production design, publicity, advertising and marketing planning, and export planning and management. Since 2009, Ondine has been part of the Naxos group. Reijo studied music education at the Sibelius Academy. He holds numerous elected positions, including Chairman of the competition committee for the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, and is a member of the board for Fazer Artists Management. He was previously a member of the Finnish Cultural Foundation committee (1998-2005) as well as a member of the Supervisory Board (2005-2014).
Jochen Sandig Jochen Sandig studied psychology and philosophy in Berlin, where he has spent the past 25 years as an urban pioneer and cultural entrepreneur. Passionate about the arts and the city as public space, he has enriched Berlin by founding several cultural institutions: Tacheles, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Sophiensæle and Radialsystem V. Following the founding of Kunsthaus Tacheles in 1990, Jochen remained its director until 1994. In 1993, together with his wife Sasha Waltz, he founded the contemporary dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests. The pair went on to found Sophiensaele, an open arena for dance and theatre productions, which Jochen led until 1999. From 2000 to 2004, Jochen was one of the artistic directors as well as dramaturge at Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, and since 2004 he has been artistic director and manager of Sasha Waltz & Guests GmbH.
Together with Folkert Uhde, Jochen founded Radialsystem V ‘Space for Arts and Ideas’ in 2006 as a privately-funded venture. He is also the Chairman of the Radial Foundation. With Sasha Waltz & Guests, Jochen has produced several independent opera productions including Dido and Aeneas, Medea, Passion (Pascal Dusapin) and Matsukaze (Toshioa Hosokawa). In February 2012 he made his directing debut with Human Requiem, a staging of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem performed by the Rundfunkchor Berlin under conductor Simon Halsey. Jochen is a member of the Steering Committee for Cultural Policy in the Berlin Senate and a Member of the Steering Committee for the ‘Global Parliament of Mayors’.
Simon Walker Simon Walker is an accomplished media innovator with over twenty years’ experience in the digital and creative industries. As leader of the global strategy and business development functions at the BBC, EMI Music and EMAP plc, Simon has been at the heart of the media and entertainment business’s transformation to digital, from writing the BBC’s first ever videoon-demand strategy, to helping create Rightster, the world’s biggest multi-platform video network.
Simon deploys his unique mix of commercial, creative, innovation and M&A skills across a portfolio of major media groups and disruptive new ventures, with a particular focus on online video. Simon sits on a number of advisory boards and supports charities Dramatic Need, which brings the creative arts to underprivileged children, and First Story, which fosters creativity and literacy in schoolchildren. Simon holds an MA from Keble College, Oxford and lives in Little Venice, London.
speakerssaturday Marie-Hélène Bernard Marie-Hélène Bernard will join the St. Louis Symphony as President and CEO in July 2015, following more than eight years as Executive Director and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston. During her tenure at the Handel and Haydn Society (H+H), Marie-Hélène led the organisation through an important artistic and financial revival towards the celebration of its 200th anniversary in 2015. Under her leadership, H+H established itself as an essential educational provider and partner to youth and music educators in Massachusetts, and as a national leader in early music. She also oversaw a substantial growth of H+H’s audience; a budget and an endowment that grew to almost double their original size; partnership programmes in the community that fostered diversity and inclusion; the release of eight titles on the CORO label, one international tour, two domestic tours and a regular broadcast series on WCRB.
Marie-Hélène began her career in orchestra management in 1996, having won a fellowship with the League of American Orchestras that included residencies with the New York Philharmonic and Minnesota Orchestra. Over the following eight years, Marie-Hélène served as Chief of Staﬀ, Project Manager, and Orchestra Manager for the Philadelphia Orchestra; Orchestra Manager for the Cleveland Orchestra, where she managed touring activities and worked with Music Directors Christoph von Dohnányi and Franz Welser-Möst; and President and CEO of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. A Québec native, Marie-Hélène studied law at the University of Montréal and holds a Master’s degree in arts management from Concordia University. She practised corporate, tax, and intellectual property law for six years in Canada and remains a member of the Québec Bar Association. Marie-Hélène plays viola da gamba and is President-elect of Early Music America.
Eva Skotte Ollikainen Eva Skotte Ollikainen is a frequent guest conductor at numerous Nordic orchestras. Her recent highlights include performances with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, New Japan, Brussels and Pannon Philharmonic orchestras. She made her debut at Berlin’s Philharmonie in 2010 with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. This season Eva is looking forward to starting her Beethoven cycle with the Jönköpings Sinfonietta and performances of the Nutcracker at Dresden’s Semperoper. She is also returning to the Royal Swedish Opera for the acclaimed Juliet and Romeo by Mats Ek, and to Turku Philharmonic for a concert with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.
Eva earned her master's degree in conducting from the Sibelius Academy studying under Prof. Leif Segerstam and Prof. Jorma Panula. She also holds a master's degree in piano performance from the Sibelius Academy. Having won the international Jorma Panula conducting competition in 2003, Eva was invited to the conductors' academy of Berlin’s Allianz Cultural Foundation, where she had the opportunity to work with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Kurt Masur, as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra and Christoph von Dohnányi. Eva was a conducting fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in 2006, and received the Hulda Paulo prize for accomplished young musicians in 2009.
Jasper Parrott Jasper Parrott was born in Stockholm and educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read history and played the oboe and recorder. He joined the foreign department of the concert agency Ibbs and Tillett in 1965, leaving four years later to start his own business HarrisonParrott Ltd, of which he remains Executive Chairman. The company is now one of the leading international classical music agencies, with a wide range of activities encompassing artists’ management, orchestral touring, concert promotion, festival development, sponsorship and arts consultancy. Over the last 30 years HarrisonParrott has expanded and consolidated its work throughout the world and has been a pioneer in developing opportunities for classical music, especially in Japan, China and South Asia. HarrisonParrott has arranged innumerable tours for many of the great international symphony orchestras and has also been engaged with many special projects and consultancies. In 1991, Jasper was one of the three Executive Directors of the Japan Festival, of which HarrisonParrott was a joint managing agent.
In the same year the company also managed the Festival of Switzerland in Britain in celebration of the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Swiss Confederation. From 1999, Jasper he was part of the core management group appointed by the Norwegian Society of Composers to devise and present MAGMA Berlin, a 10-day Festival of Nordic music that took place in 2002. In 2004, working with the Istanbul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Jasper headed up a successful 10-day Festival of Turkish Arts in Berlin. As a consultant, Jasper has acted for the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Czech Philharmonic orchestras, and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Polar Prize in Stockholm. Jasper is the co-author with Vladimir Ashkenazy of Beyond Frontiers (Collins 1984), which has been translated into seven languages.
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Margaret Yang Margaret Yang is the CEO of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, a midsized orchestra that she restructured to become one of the major performing arts forces in Hong Kong today.
property for a few years before returning to the arts to take up her present position.
Margaret is a music graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management and Policy from the City University of London. She has worked with symphony orchestras, arts festivals and artist management companies both cities.
Margaret is an adjunct lecturer on the MA in Music programme at CUHK where she has been teaching a course for arts administrators since 2008. This year, she has been invited to join the Board of CMHK (Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong), adding to her role at the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) where she has been Secretary of the Board since 2013.
Margaret also holds a law degree from the University of Cambridge. She practised as a solicitor specialising in intellectual
Margaret became the first Hong Kong fellow of the UK’s Clore Leadership Programme in 2009.
Collective X is a networking forum for young professionals working in the field of classical music. It was founded in Helsinki in 2012.
Finnish cultural life also benefits through broadening the skills, knowledge and understanding of these young professionals.
The group holds several meetings per year, each one focusing on an interesting topic determined by its members. Experts are invited to speak and boost discussion among the group members.
Members of Collective X – please visit the IAMA Conference website for full biographies:
Collective X events take place in an informal atmosphere and are open to anyone from the sector. Participants are encouraged to ask ‘stupid’ questions, reconsider the self-evident, and look at things from new perspectives. Apart from the agreed themes, Collective X meetings don’t include any other prescribed or formal programme. The aim is to develop a strong professional profile with regular, high-calibre events. Opportunities for professional development, networking and the deepening of peer support are key outcomes for participants.
• Johanna Råman, Administrative Director, Our Festival • Sanna Nyyssölä, Artist Manager, Sublime Music Agency • Olli Brummer, Director, Fazer Artists’ Management
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youngartists Saturday 25th April, 12:30-13:00
Neeme Ots Presented by the Pille Lille Music Foundation Vivaldi / J.S. Bach Trumpet Concerto in D major Rodion Shchedrin Imitating Albeniz Astor Piazzolla Oblivion Neeme Ots was born in Tallinn and started to play the trumpet at the age of six under the guidance of his father Aavo Ots. He is currently completing his Master's degree at the Sibelius Academy with Simo Rantanen. In 2013, he spent an Erasmus year studying with Prof. Enrique Rioja-Liz at the Madrid Conservatory. Neeme Ots has won prizes at several national and international competitions and has participated in masterclasses by Neeme Birk, Manuel Blanco Gómez-Limón, Adan Delgado Illada, Reinhold Friedrich, Maurice André, Johann Gansh and others. He has performed as a soloist with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and has participated as principal trumpet in several prestigious youth ensembles: the World-wide Youth Brass Band, German-Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra, Baltic Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Sibelius Academy. Neeme has performed at the Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Music Centre and the Berlin Philharmonie, and has played several times with the Spanish National Orchestra, the European Royal Ensemble and the Madrid Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed at the International Trumpet Days in Tallinn, Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn Chamber Music Festival, the Estonian Concert Agency's project ‘Young Talents’ and other internationally acclaimed Estonian events. Neeme Ots will be accompanied by pianist Irina Zahharenkova
nextevents Safe travels home and we hope to see you at another IAMA event in the future
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specialthanks Aleski Malmberg, Conference Chairman and Director, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
IAMA Board of Directors The Executive Chair Aino Turtiainen-Visala (Fazer Artists' Management, Finland) Deputy Chair Helen Sykes (Helen Sykes Artist Management, UK) Treasurer Christian May (Melos Konzerte, Austria)
Board Members Hannes de Vries (GE#Sharp Artists Events, Netherlands) Monica Felkel (Young Concert Artists Inc., USA) Maike Fuchs (Karsten Witt Musik Management, Germany) Gaetan le Divelec (Askonas Holt, UK) Ben Rayfield (Rayfield Allied, UK) Carola Reul (Konzertdirektion Schmid, Germany) David Sigall (Ingpen & Williams Ltd, UK) Masami Shigeta (Aspen, Japan) Jacob Soelberg (Nordic Artists Management, Denmark) Rog Thomson (Hazard Chase, UK)
Atholl Swainston-Harrison, Chief Executive Jenny Hopkinson, Manager: Administration and Operations Marlena Radaschitz, Manager: Membership and Projects
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The delegate bags for this year’s IAMA Conference have been produced by Uusix-workshops, an initiative of Helsinki city that prepares unemployed residents for entry or re-entry into the workforce. All Uusix products are handmade from recycled materials, providing opportunities for participants to learn new craft skills as well as gaining valuable experience of working in a team. www.uusix.fi
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