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welcome, willkommen, bienvenue David Sigall, IAMA President As the Honorary President of the International Artist Managers’ Association it gives me great pleasure to add my welcome to this year’s IAMA Conference in London. It has been most gratifying for me to see how the international Conference has grown in popularity and importance from its early days when I was involved in its establishment in 1991. It was, at that time, just an experiment, but such was its success that it became an annual event and so it has remained for 27 years.

Our work continues throughout the year to ensure the highest possible professional standards among our members, and the creation of greater business opportunities for our members. To me the annual IAMA Conference is living proof of these aspirations.

David Sigall David Sigall Hon FTCL

Aino Turtiainen-Visala, IAMA Chairman Returning to London for the Conference is like a home-coming for the Association. We have moved from the SAS Portman Hotel in the early days to the Royal College of Physicians – neither musical establishments. It was only in 2011 that we were first received at Kings Place, then a new concert hall in an area that was undergoing immense renovation and regeneration. The evidence of this transformation will be obvious to those who saw it back then – I’m sure they thought it odd that London could offer a beautiful concert hall in such a rundown area. Kings Cross is now headquarters to multi-nationals like Google and Apple, with extensive open spaces, hotel accommodation and restaurants. It’s a fitting welcome to those arriving on the international trains from the Continent, and we hope you get some time to explore.

as a membership service but our day-to-day work is far more comprehensive, covering all manner of business areas in the classical music world. Our membership is becoming more diverse too, with our Affiliate section expanding in recent times.

Our Board is an elected body with members looking after the self-regulation of the artist management profession. We offer a conference

Aino Turtiainen-Visala, Managing Director, Fazer Artists’ Management Inc.

Our thanks go to Ben Rayfield who chairs this year’s Conference; to the many sponsors this year; and to you for coming along. We trust it will be a fruitful and, most of all, enjoyable time that will let you go back to your desks with refreshed thoughts and energy to ensure not just the survival of classical music but the thriving of it too.


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Ben Rayfield, Conference Chairman

Welcome to the 2018 IAMA Conference. It’s great to be back at Kings Place again. The venue remains the same as in 2011, but the area has been transformed into a thriving cultural and business hub, not least because it is so well-connected – from the rail station you can be in Paris or Brussels in two hours, Edinburgh in four. However, with Brexit looming, we in the UK are having to look very closely at what makes the partnerships and associations in which we are involved important. We can all see benefits of connection and collaboration, but many also value individuality and autonomy and feel that these are being eroded by a drive towards ‘ever closer union’. The political debate has become sadly polarised.

In the cultural sphere we pride ourselves on a shared liberal ethos and a more nuanced approach – being open-minded and outward-looking is vital for our ongoing development. Many artists now embrace a sense of displacement and dislocation, being proud ‘citizens of the world’ communicating via the ‘universal language’ of music. But do we spend too much energy fixating on being internationalists? Have we lost connection with our locality, be that our town, region, country or continent? Embarrassed by potential political isolationism, have we also turned our backs on local cultural pride and in the process are we losing things that are artistically important and relevant to the performer/audience dialogue? This delicate balance and creative tension between internationalism and localism is what I want to explore during the Conference. Within this we have specific focuses on how the opera world (day one), orchestras (day two) and contemporary music (day three) are impacted. Indeed contemporary music will be a thread throughout as all live performances will feature works by living composers, highlighting that classical music is a living art form. On day two, we also look outside classical music to the worlds of wine, art, theatre, film and TV to see what parallels we can draw and lessons we can learn from different approaches.

Victoria Rowsell Artist Management Conductors

Philippe Bach

Generalmusikdirektor, Das Meininger Theater Chief Conductor, Berner Kammerorchester Chief Conductor, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

Christian Baldini

Music Director, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Camellia Symphony Orchestra

There will also be a wide range of peer-to-peer sessions where we can get into detailed roundtable discussions about some of the important day-to-day issues which we and our artists face. You will also no doubt have a hectic schedule of business meetings, which are the centre of many people’s Conference experience. I hope, however, that you might find space to attend some sessions and enjoy some unstructured networking: many of my most valuable Conference experiences have come from chance introductions and unexpected conversations, only possible when we allow ourselves the time. IAMA London 2018 promises to have the largest ever number of delegates, so do take the opportunity to engage with as many as possible. I am very much looking forward to doing just that. Have a wonderful Conference!

Ben Rayfield Managing Director, Rayfield Allied

TESSA LARK Sciolino Artist Management congratulates violinist Tessa Lark on being awarded a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

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We have a wonderful line-up of speakers from around the globe, all leaders in their respective fields, and I have no doubt that their insights will be fascinating, thought-provoking and engaging in equal measure.

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Christian May The IAMA Board of Directors has elected to award Christian May Honorary Life Membership for his services to the Association as honorary treasurer for 17 years. His financial portfolio has seen the Association go from a sustainability crisis when he took over, to financial stability today. May has served on numerous committees including Conference, where he has served as Conference Chairman, and has devoted much time to the organisation and development of seminars. He was adviser to Classical:NEXT during its establishment and was part of the MIDEM Classical Awards for a number of years. He continues to serve on the joint Editorial Advisory Board for the directory in partnership with the European Association and IAMA. Born in Munich, May studied composition and conducting as well as international law in Munich, Vienna and London. Following his studies, he worked as musical assistant and later as tour manager for various opera companies and orchestras. In 1991 he founded the concert agency Melos Konzert in Vienna. The agency’s focus is the general management of conductors and soloists, orchestral touring and recording projects. In 2010 the agency established a subdivision dealing exclusively with film music recordings, working mainly for clients in France, Italy and the UK. In 2013, May set up HSO Productions, a joint-venture with partners in France and Hungary for the production of orchestral recordings, which includes labels like Universal, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos and Claves among its clients. May is artistic adviser for a number of festivals and orchestras in Europe and South America. He has been as jury member for competitions in Switzerland, Italy, Mexico and Portugal and served for several years on the jury of the MIDEM Classical Awards in Cannes. He was lecturer in Arts Management at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. May joined the British Association of Concert Agents (BACA) as an International Member in 1995 and served on the IAMA Board as director from 2000 till 2017.

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Schedule Monday 23 April 2018

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Focus on Opera

IAMA Meeting Point sponsored by Air Charter Service Time


08:30 Foyer

Registration opens

09:30-17:00 Hall 2, foyer areas and art gallery level

Business areas open Refreshments served all day

10:00-11:30 Hall 1

Opening Welcome Anna Meredith Fanfare: Axeman performed by John Orford Aino Turtiainen-Visala, Chairman, IAMA and Chairman, Fazer Artists IAMA Honorary Life Membership Award: Christian May, Melos Konzerte Ben Rayfield, Conference Chairman and Managing Director, Rayfield Allied Opera Panel I – The Threat of Artistic Internationalism Our panel of speakers are all running opera houses in a country different to where they were born and educated. Is it relevant to ask if this matters when aesthetic preferences of their current host countries may differ? Added to where management come from, what can the international or national artist bring to the opera house that enhances the identity and uniqueness opera badly needs? Moderator Evans Mirageas, The Harty T. Wilks Artistic Director, Cincinnati Opera & VP Artistic Planning Atlanta Symphony Speakers David Agler, Artistic Director, Wexford Opera Festival Patrick Dickie, Artistic Director, Teatro Nacional São Carlos Michael Fichtenholz, Artistic Director, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Artistic Director, International Handel Festival Karlsruhe; Director designate, Zurich Opera Gastón Fournier-Facio, Artistic Director, Fondazione Teatro Regio di Torino


Parallel peer-to-peer sessions

Hall 1

1 | Artists in Crisis: Vocal and performance issues – practical advice to questions Facilitator Declan Costello, Consultant ENT Surgeon specialising in voice disorders, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and King Edward VII’s Hospital London Guest Jayke Branson Thom, Professional Therapist

St Pancras Room

2 | Brexit and IAMA’s brief Facilitator Helen Sykes, IAMA Deputy Chairman and Helen Sykes Artists’ Managment

13:00-14:30 Battlebridge Room



Parallel peer-to-peer sessions

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1 | The Business of Opera and Media: Demands of the media and practical outcomes shared Facilitator Deborah Sanders, IAMA International Opera Committee Chair and Director, Opera, Rayfield Allied

St Pancras Room

2 | GDPR – Data protection rules in the EU: Don’t panic! A discussion on practical aspects of the new rules which come into effect on 25 May 2018 Facilitator Peter Martin, IAMA Treasurer and IAMA Finance & IP Committee Chair; Finance Director, Intermusica Guests Jo Joyce and Christopher Benson, Taylor Wessing


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Schedule Monday 23 April 2018

Focus on Opera

IAMA Meeting Point sponsored by Air Charter Service Time


15:30-17:00 Hall 1

Opera Panel II – Poachers turned to Gamekeepers? What makes a good opera artist manager? For this session we have assembled three leading opera managers, all of whom had illustrious ‘former lives’ as artist managers. On reflection, what might they have tried to change or done differently? What lessons have they learned from working on both sides of the business, and how can we benefit from their experience to build more open and fruitful collaborations between opera house and artist management? Moderator Thomas Hull, Director, Artist Management, Maestro Arts Speakers Per Boye Hansen, Consultant Constanze Könemann, Opera Director and Representative of the General Director, Hamburg State Opera Bruno Michel, Casting Director, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris Sponsored by Konzerthaus Berlin

17:30-20:00 Battlebridge Room

Icebreaker Sponsored by Intermusica

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Schedule Tuesday 24 April 2018

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Focus on orchestras

IAMA Meeting Point sponsored by Air Charter Service Time


08:00 Outside the entrance of Kings Place

London Conference Running Club Join Henry Southern (General Manager, Tenebrae Choir) for the London Conference Running Club! See London from a different angle, network and have fun. Suitable for all abilities, the route will be relatively light, approximately 5km, and should be no more than 30 minutes. Participation is at delegate’s own risk.

08:30 Foyer

Registration opens

09:30-17:00 Hall 2, foyer areas and art gallery level

Business areas open Refreshments served all day

10:00-11:30 Hall 2

Tax and legal helpdesks The following helpdesks will be open to delegates on a consultation or drop-in basis: Taxation advice Mark Wingate, Partner, Smith & Williamson US Tax, Legal and Immigration advice Robyn Guilliams & Brian Goldstein, Partners, Goldstein & Guilliams PLLC

10:00-11:30 Hall 1

IAMA Non-profit member showcase presented by music:LX, Luxembourg Benjamin Kruithof, cello Penderecki Per Slava for violoncello solo Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso Op 62 with André Roe, piano XX for for further further details details Turn to page 28 Panel Session III – Beyond Music How do other artforms look at contemporary artistic endeavour? How does a sense of location dictate the development of the artist and the art-form? How is the selling model different, or is it similar? Moderator Andrew Green, Writer, Broadcaster, Producer and Reviewer Speakers Nick Marston, Head of Theatre, Film and TV, Curtis Brown Jancis Robinson OBE, Wine writer – & The Financial Times Matthew Slotover, Co-Director, Frieze London and Frieze New York; Co-Publisher frieze magazine Sponsored by Konzerthaus Berlin


Parallel peer-to-peer sessions

Hall 1

1 | Orchestral touring: Tips and advice from colleagues Facilitators Suzanne Doyle, Tours & Projects, Askonas Holt Rafi Gokay Wol, Director & Head of Tours, HarrisonParrott

St Pancras Room

13:00-14:30 Battlebridge Room

2 | Overture artist management software is now in use by many IAMA members. Join Jack Fairhall, who is one of the developers, for a workshop highlighting some new and useful features. Come along to ask questions, submit feature requests or share best practice with your peers.



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Schedule Tuesday 24 April 2018

Focus on orchestras

IAMA Meeting Point sponsored by Air Charter Service Time



Parallel peer-to-peer sessions

Hall 1

1 | Diversity – Meaning and Context: Come and share what you believe diversity means in your local context and how it impacts your music world. Facilitator Rob Adediran, Executive Director, London Music Masters

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2 | Heightening the Classical Music Experience: Sharing practice to stimulate ideas and discussion Facilitator Kate Caro, Associate Director, Film & Multimedia, Intermusica Guests Luke Ritchie, Digital Director, Philharmonia (Virtual Reality) Lars Hannibal, Guitarist, OUR Recordings (Marin – Animated Fantasy)

15:30-17:00 Hall 1

IAMA Non-profit member showcase presented by Young Artists Platform, Zurich Andriy Dragan, piano Myroslav Skoryk Toccata Barvinsky Prelude No 2 in F-sharp major Ravel ‘Alborada del gracioso’ from from Miroirs Miroirs XX for for further further details details Turn to page 28 Panel Session IV – What’s the Point of Orchestral Touring? Do orchestras sound different enough to make it worthwhile? Can you still tell where an orchestra comes from just by listening to it? Moderator Sam Rigby, Managing Director, Schott Music Ltd Speakers Nicholas Mathias, Global Artistic Managment Consultant, IMG Artists Tobias Niederschlag, Director of the Concert Office, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra David Pickard, Director, BBC Proms Ilona Schmiel, General and Artistic Director, Tonhalle Society, Zurich Sponsored by Konzerthaus Berlin

17:30-18:45 2 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

PRS for Music invites delegates to their showcase close to Kings Place – drinks and networking included The Hermes Experiment, an innovative contemporary ensemble that has commissioned over 40 works since its formation in 2014, will perform music by Emily Hall, Freya Waley-Cohen and Kate Whitley. City Music Foundation are partnering with PRS for Music to present acclaimed Australian guitarist, Andrey Lebedev, who will perform music by JS Bach and Kemal Yusuf. JS Bach Kemal Yusuf Kate Whitley Freya Waley-Cohen Emily Hall

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Prelude from Violin Partita No 3 in E major BWV 1006 Three Little Pieces for Guitar My Hands ‘Oyster’ from We Phoenician Sailors I am happy living simply and The end of the ending

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Schedule Wednesday 25 April 2018

Focus on contemporary music

IAMA Meeting Point sponsored by Air Charter Service Time


08:00 Outside the entrance of Kings Place

London Conference Running Club Join Henry Southern (General Manager, Tenebrae Choir) for the London Conference Running Club! See London from a different angle, network and have fun. Suitable for all abilities, the route will be relatively light, approximately 5km, and should be no more than 30 minutes. Participation is at delegate’s own risk.

08:30 Foyer

Registration opens

09:30-17:00 Hall 2, foyer areas and art gallery level

Business areas open Refreshments served all day


Panel Session V – Can you be a 21st-century performer without performing 21st-century music? Whatever new music means and how we relate to it, we can become stuck in our perceptions and artistic aims if we don’t encourage artists to be creative in approaching repertoire in a new and dynamic way. In this session we will explore the complex relationships between artist, publisher, promoter and manager and spin some ideas that will hopefully rejuvenate your thinking.

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Moderator Catherine Gibbs, Associate Director, Intermusica Speakers Andrew Burke, Chief Executive, London Sinfonietta Gill Graham, Group Head of Promotion, Music Sales Group; Director, Chester Music and Novello & Co Tom McKinney, Musician, Teacher and Presenter BBC Radio 3 Sponsored by Konzerthaus Berlin


Schedule Wednesday 25 April 2018

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Focus on contemporary music

IAMA Meeting Point sponsored by Air Charter Service Time



Parallel peer-to-peer sessions

Hall 1

1 | Introduction to the resident ensembles of Kings Place Meet Andrew Burke, London Sinfonietta; John Harte, Aurora and Crispin Woodhead, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, who manage the resident ensembles of Kings Place.

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2 | Harassment and artist managers What would you do if your artist is accused of harassment, whether sexual or otherwise, or is harassed? Peer discussion on boundaries and defining what it takes to manage difficult situations. Facilitator Aino Turtiainen-Visala, IAMA Chairman and Chairman, Fazer Artists

13:00-14:30 Battlebridge Room 14:30-16:00 Hall 1

Lunch Panel Session VI – New Music: Have we forgotten our sense of place? Following on from the session on 21st century artists and music, we examine the role of the composer and the importance of place in the creative process. Is this still relevant in a world which has become less concerned with a sense of place? Are composers now embracing soundscape rather than a link to landscape and location? Keynote Speaker Sir James Macmillan, composer and conductor Moderator Evans Mirageas, The Harty T. Wilks Artistic Director, Cincinnati Opera and VP Artistic Planning, Atlanta Symphony Speakers Paul Kildea, conductor and author Janis Susskind OBE, Managing Director, Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Sponsored by Konzerthaus Berlin Welcome to Düsseldorf: 29th IAMA International Conference Michael Becker, Intendant, Tonhalle Düsseldorf

16:00-17:00 St Pancras Room 19:00-23:00 Middle Temple, London EC4Y 9AT

IAMA Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting – all delegates welcome Conference closing party Middle Temple is an historic feature of London’s legal life and is not generally open to the public. Please make sure you are in receipt of your printed invitation (provided at Conference registration) to gain access. With thanks to closing party sponsor Konzertdirektion Schmid, who celebrate 20 years of KD Schmid in London


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speakers David Agler

Patrick Dickie David Agler is Artistic Director of the Wexford Opera Festival. He has previously served as Music Director of Vancouver Opera, Principal Conductor of Australian Opera, Resident Conductor of San Francisco Opera, Principal Guest Conductor of Oper der Stadt Köln, Conductor and Administrator of the Spoleto Festival, Artistic Director of the Opera Festival of New Jersey and Music Director of Syracuse Opera.

As Music Director for Vancouver Opera, David Agler earned special acclaim for productions of repertoire from the 20th century. Notable accomplishments during his tenure in San Francisco include the formation of a new orchestra for the opera and the development of the San Francisco Opera Center and the American Opera Project.

Since September 2016, Patrick Dickie has been the artistic director of Teatro Nacional São Carlos (TNSC), Portugal’s national opera company and home to the Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa and the chorus of TNSC. In his first two seasons, the company has presented four new productions, the São Carlos premiere of Peter Grimes and, in 2017/2018, took two productions to Porto. Over twenty years, Dickie has worked as a creative producer in opera and music theatre at English National Opera, Aldeburgh Music and the Almeida Theatre, London, producing 10 seasons of Almeida Opera, including 30 productions with 16 world premieres by composers such as Adès, Battistelli, Barry, Casken, Dove, Goebbels and Holt. He developed Almeida Opera into a year-round touring, commissioning and artist development centre. As producer at English National Opera, Dickie collaborated closely with artistic director John Berry on the programming and commissioning of a series of internationally recognised, Olivier Award-winning collaborations between ENO and British and international theatre talent.

Andrew Burke Andrew Burke has been chief executive and artistic director of the London Sinfonietta since 2007. He is responsible for organisational development, artistic planning and commissioning new work, while forming new partnerships with promoters in the UK and internationally. In 2018, the London Sinfonietta marks its 50th anniversary with an artistic programme that celebrates the ensemble’s past, while underlining its commitment to the future, including a new music theatre work by Tansy Davies. Recent projects have included large-scale works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, UK premieres by Enno Poppe, Beat Furrer, Michel van der Aa, Olga Neuwirth and Georg Friedrich Haas. Innovative projects include Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians at Glastonbury, Notes to the New Government (an evening of 16 commissioned songs with messages about society), a collaboration with artist Christian Marclay at London’s White Cube Gallery, and work with Art on the Underground involving performances in stations. Burke devised and exec-produced the iPhone gaming app that teaches people to perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music. He started the London Sinfonietta’s annual Academy and Young Artists Programme offering professional training and experience to brilliant players and conductors who will perform new music in the future. He also developed the Blue Touch Paper and Writing the Future schemes to nurture new cross-art form work from emerging composers.

Michael Fichtenholz Michael Fichtenholz was born in Moscow and studied musicology at the Russian Academy of Music in the Russian capital. He has written extensively as a music critic for leading Russian publications and in 2002 became the artistic administrator at Valery Gergiev’s Moscow Easter Festival. He subsequently also worked for the Russian National Orchestra and the Moscow State Philharmonic Society. From 2009 to 2013, Fichtenholz served as the head of planning at the Bolshoi Theatre, where he founded the Young Artists Programme. Since 2014, he has been based in Germany as director of opera at Baden State Theatre (Badisches Staatstheater) and artistic director of the International Handel Festival in Karlsruhe. From the 2018/19 season, he will take up his new post as director of opera at Zurich Opera.

Burke is a member of the London Area Council of the Arts Council of England and Chair of the Chamber Orchestras Group for the Association of British Orchestras.


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speakers Gastón Fournier-Facio Gastón Fournier-Facio is artistic director of the Teatro Regio in Turin, one of Italy’s leading opera houses. He was born in Costa Rica, where he taught history of culture and history of law before going to London to become minister counsellor and consul general at the Embassy of Costa Rica. While in England, he studied music at the University of London and of Sussex, receiving his MA in Music in 1978. Fournier-Facio has worked in artistic administration in a number of leading festivals, including the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano (alongside its founder Hans Werner Henze); the Music Biennale in Venice; the Maggio Musicale in Florence; and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (with Luciano Berio, Bruno Cagli, Myung-Whun Chung and Antonio Pappano). Before taking up his current post in Turin in 2014, he was part of the senior artistic administration of La Scala, Milan. Fournier-Facio has produced orchestral and opera tours, instigated several recording projects and has edited and contributed to many publications, including important contributions on Mahler, Wagner and Henze. He has lectured in Italy and abroad on Beethoven, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini (with Antonio Pappano), Berlioz, Wagner, Bruckner, Mahler and the music of our time. In 2005, the Austrian government awarded him the Cross of Honour for Art and Science in recognition of his services to Austrian music.

Gill Graham As group head of promotion for the Music Sales Group, Gill Graham works with today’s leading composers across all genres. Among them are Hans Abrahamsen, John Corigliano, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Helen Grime, Nico Muhly, Rachel Portman, André Previn, Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Joby Talbot, Kaija Saariaho and Judith Weir. Her work as a creative producer has seeded collaborations with artists such as Kim Brandstrup, Martin Creed, Alfonso Cuaron, Tony Kushner, Wayne McGregor, Michael Morpurgo, The Brothers Quay, Mark Ravenhill, Christopher Wheeldon, and the performance artist Meow Meow. Educated at London’s Trinity College of Music, Graham was executive director of the Society for the Promotion of New Music (SPNM) from 1997 to 2002. The organisation has worked with the UK’s top orchestras and performing groups, placing new work by emerging British composers at the heart of the performing agenda. Before joining SPNM, she was head of performance at the Royal College of Music and, previously, on the staff at Mountainview Theatre School. Graham is an adviser and mentor for the medallists of the Cliburn International Piano Competition, a music nominator for the Rolex Arts Initiative, and consults for many not-for- profit organisations in Britain and the US. She advises International Contemporary Ensemble in the USA and is former chair and current board member of Pacitti Company and Spill Festival, one of Europe’s leading experimental theatre companies.

The Festival Alfredo Casella, which Fournier-Facio established in Turin, won the prestigious Premio Abbiati (the Italian music critics’ award) for the Best Musical Initiative of 2016.

Andrew Green Catherine Gibbs Catherine Gibbs is associate director, artist management at Intermusica where she represents composers, conductors and instrumentalists. Starting her musical life as an enthusiastic young composer and violinist, Gibbs went on to study music at the University of Southampton. Following an internship at the London Sinfonietta, she joined Intermusica in 1998 where she has managed Intermusica’s concert promotions, led a company rebranding project and worked for a range of artists and composers including the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Appointed associate director in 2011, Gibbs currently represents artists working in contemporary music such as Colin Currie, Brett Dean and Sir James MacMillan. She is also involved in bringing together new commissions for both performers and composers.

Andrew Green has been writing and broadcasting about music for over three decades. Before this, he was an artist manager at the Ibbs & Tillett office in London, where his client list included Mitsuko Uchida, Shura Cherkassky and the Alban Berg Quartet. Green’s broadcasting began in 1985 with a radio feature about contralto Clara Butt. He has gone on to present and produced some 300 music programmes for BBC networks, including presenting In Tune and BBC Proms broadcasts on Radio 3, Music Review on the World Service and many documentaries for Radio 4. As a journalist, Green has written for many UK newspapers and most leading musical journals, including Classical Music, Opera Now and BBC Music, covering subjects as diverse as JFK and music, Vaughan Williams’ Great War, the history of harmoniums and music heard at the Battle of Waterloo. During 2018 he will clock up 25 years of writing his column about artist management for Classical Music magazine. Green is also a Fellow of the University of Hertfordshire, where he teaches and devises oral history projects – work featured in a recent BBC radio documentary, Instant History.


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Rewarding masterclasses Concert engagements Prizewinner concerts Final concert at the stunning Opera House Prizes awarded by HM Queen Sonja


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speakers Per Boye Hansen From 2012 to 2017, Per Boye Hansen was artistic director at the Norwegian National Opera, following stints as artistic and managing director of the Bergen International Festival and casting director and co-director at Komische Oper Berlin. Born in Oslo, Hansen worked as a journalist for the Norwegian newspapers Dagbladet and Morgenbladet and completed his theatre studies at the University of Oslo. He went on to study opera direction at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. From 1984 to 1988 he was assistant stage director at the opera in Cologne and on several occasions he worked as assistant stage director at the Salzburg Festival. Hansen was founder of the Oslo Summer Opera and led the company as artistic director until 1992. In 1990 he founded Oslo Arts Management Ltd, an opera and concert agency, and presented an annual concert series at the Oslo Concert Hall. In 2011, the Norwegian Ministry of Culture appointed Hansen as chairman of the jury for the prestigious Ibsen International Award. He is board member of Dacapo Records/Editions in Copenhagen, supported by the Danish Ministry of Culture.

Thomas Hull Thomas Hull studied clarinet with Pamela Weston, making his debut recital at the Wigmore Hall before studying at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the legendary Jack Brymer. He performed extensively as a clarinettist and conductor, curated music festivals and promoted concert series in London, including founding the City of London Chamber Orchestra in 1987, before joining Ingpen & Williams in 1990 as an artist manager. In June 2016 he become director of artist management at Maestro Arts. Throughout his career as a manager, Hull has continued to perform as a clarinettist and conductor with a passion for music education. In 2008, the Chipping Campden International Music Festival invited him to set up an Academy Orchestra, involving hand-picked professional players from the UK’s leading orchestras who are paired with conservatoire-level music students selected annually by audition. Over the last 10 years, this scheme has become widely recognised as the UK’s leading side-by-side orchestral training programme.

Paul Kildea John Harte John Harte has been chief executive of Aurora Orchestra since 2009. He studied history at Cambridge University, where he also sang as a choral scholar, before moving to the Middle East to undertake academic research in Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian Territories. While completing a doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, John co-founded the Choir of London, a vehicle for British-based professional musicians to support music education and performance projects in the Palestinian Territories, and he has continued to maintain an interest in the region since. During Harte’s time with Aurora, the orchestra has developed from an occasional group performing a handful of concerts annually into one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, staging over 80 performances each year throughout the UK and internationally. As Resident Orchestra at Kings Place and Associate Orchestra at London’s Southbank Centre, Aurora has established a particularly strong reputation for its creative programming and innovative concert presentation, including pioneering the use of memorised performance in an orchestral context, and a range of ‘Orchestral Theatre’ collaborations spanning multiple art forms.

Paul Kildea has conducted throughout Australia and Europe, including guest appearances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble 2e2m (Paris), Nash Ensemble (London), the Sydney, West Australian, and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and for the Aldeburgh Festival where, as head of music, he conducted an exceptionally broad repertory. He is former artistic director of Wigmore Hall, London, and of the Four Winds Festival, New South Wales. Highlights of recent seasons include The Magic Flute, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Candide for Opera Australia (nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Classical Concert); La bohème and Candide for Opera Queensland; War Requiem (Brno Festival and Bratislava Festival); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hamburg State Opera). His performances of The Turn of the Screw for Victorian Opera earned him a Green Room Award for Best Conductor of an Opera. Kildea holds an honours degree in piano performance and a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Melbourne and a doctorate from Oxford University. His books include Selling Britten and Britten on Music. Penguin Press published his new biography, Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century during the composer’s centenary year. In June 2018, Penguin will release Kildea’s latest book, Chopin’s Piano: A Journey through Romanticism.


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Constanze Könemann Constanze Könemann is the opera director and representative of the general manager of the Hamburg State Opera, responsible for casting members of the ensemble and guest artists in all the performances at this leading German company. Until 2014 Könemann was director and owner of the London-based artist agency Haydn Rawstron Ltd, offering personal management and public relations to internationally acclaimed opera singers, conductors, stage directors and designers. Prior to working as an artist manager, Könemann was artistic director of opera houses in Bonn and Leipzig and head of artistic planning at the Theatre Dortmund. She started her artistic career as an assistant stage director, with her first engagements at the opera houses of Gelsenkirchen, Krefeld-Mönchengladbach and at the Frankfurt Opera. During this period she was engaged as stage director in her own right at venues including the Badische Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg and for Indiana University, at the Musical Arts Center Bloomington, USA. Könemann is committed to supporting young opera singers and regularly acts as a juror for several international singing competitions. Beyond her role as director of opera she is also responsible for the International Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera.

Sir James MacMillan Sir James MacMillan is one of today’s most successful composers and is also internationally active as a conductor. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic folk music, blended with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian and Eastern European music. MacMillan’s prolific output includes The Confession of Isobel Gowdie, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, and four symphonies. Recent major works include his Percussion Concerto No 2 for Colin Currie and his Stabat Mater. MacMillan enjoys a flourishing career as conductor of his own music alongside a range of contemporary and standard repertoire. He was principal guest conductor of the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie until 2013 and was composer/conductor of the BBC Philharmonic from 2000-09. He has conducted orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Radio Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, among others. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include a performance at Edinburgh International Festival, and appearances with London Philharmonic Orchestra, where he mentors the 2017/18 Composers Scheme. This season a number of new MacMillan works are premiered, including Larghetto for Orchestra by Pittsburgh Symphony, The Sun Danced by Gulbenkian Orchestra, a choral work for The Sixteen and a saxophone concerto for Amy Dickson. In October 2014 MacMillan founded his music festival, The Cumnock Tryst, which takes place annually in his native Ayrshire. MacMillan was awarded a CBE in 2004 and a Knighthood in 2015. He is represented by Intermusica and his works are published by Boosey & Hawkes.


Nick Marston Nick Marston specialises in writers, directors for theatre, film and television as well as literary material for screen. He is chairman of the Theatre, Film and Television Department of Curtis Brown and CEO of Cuba Pictures. Marston started publishing work at Methuen Books before moving to AP Watt, where he worked with a pre-eminent list of playwrights, screenwriters and directors. He joined Curtis Brown in 1997 with the intention of re-establishing its presence in theatre, film and television, a task he has had great satisfaction in achieving. Marston has a particular interest in playwrights and directors from Ireland which began with his visits to Dublin Theatre Festival in the early 1990s. More recently, he has built a list of film directors that includes John Hillcoat and Niels Arden Oplev, screenwriters who have taken up directing such as Hossein Amini and Rowan Joffe, and theatre directors who work in film like Rufus Norris. In 2008, Curtis Brown set up Cuba Pictures to foster collaboration between filmmakers, authors and screenwriters for film, and television production. This has led to numerous commercially and critically successful international releases, including the films Boy A and London Road, and series such as Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and McMafia. Nick Marston is a member of BAFTA and the European Film Academy.

Nicholas Mathias Nicholas Mathias studied violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London and went on to become a violinist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. After several years as a player, he decided to move into orchestral management, specialising in artistic programming. His first position was with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, followed shortly afterwards by the Ulster Orchestra before returning to the Bournemouth Symphony as director of artistic planning. He moved into artist management with IMG Artists in London and decided from the beginning to work with conductors. Over the past 15 years, Nicholas has been responsible for managing and developing the careers of a number of distinguished international conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Antonio Pappano, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Vasily Petrenko, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Omer Meir Wellber. He continues to manage this roster of conductors in his role as Global Artistic Management Consultant with IMG Artists. Mathias has also served as a board member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and was for a number of years the deputy chairman of IAMA.

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Tom McKinney

Evans Mirageas Tom McKinney is a classical guitarist, broadcaster and music administrator based in the Derbyshire Peak District. A regular voice on BBC Radio 3, Tom presents Hear & Now, Afternoon Concert, is a regular contributor to The Essay and Record Review, has written and presented numerous features, and in the last six years has also presented episodes of Breakfast, Opera on 3 and Live in Concert.

As a guitarist, Tom is in great demand as a performer of new music, and has been involved in premiere performances of works by Louis Andriessen, Luke Bedford, Gerard Brophy, George Crumb, Alexander Goehr, Michael Gordon, Larry Goves, Tom Harrold, Jonathan Harvey, Hans Werner Henze, David Horne, Jo Kondo, James Saunders, Matt Sergeant, Myeczieslaw Weinberg, Julia Wolfe and Ian Vine. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh Festival, Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, KammerKlang at Café Oto, London Contemporary Music Festival, Buxton Festival, St Magnus Festival, Warwick Festival and Lancaster International Concert Series. As programme manager at Music in the Round based in Sheffield, Tom is responsible for organising the chamber music series and May Festival at the Crucible Theatre. Tom teaches guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music, is an audition consultant for Live Music Now!, coaches at Aldeburgh Young Musicians, and writes articles and programme notes for festivals and journals.

Bruno Michel Bruno Michel has been artistic administrator at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris since 2007, working closely with general directors JeanPierre Brossmann (1997-2006) and Jean-Luc Choplin on the artistic policy of the theatre and its wide-ranging programme of music, opera and musical theatre. Before arriving in Paris, he worked as the director of artistic planning at Leipzig Opera, presiding over the casting of guest artists and development of the opera house’s permanent ensemble. Michel has extensive experience in artist management, dating back to 1991 when he joined Robert Gilder in London, focusing on building the company’s list of Russian artists. He also worked briefly at CAMI in New York, before returning to London to become an artist manager at Askonas Holt, again specialising in Russian and Slavic artists and their integration into the global music market. Born in Marseilles, Michel is a talented linguist and has worked as an interpreter throughout his career, being fluent in French, English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. He also has a working knowledge of nine other languages, including Finnish, Japanese, Estonian, Mandarin and Welsh.

Evans Mirageas is the Harry T Wilks artistic director of Cincinnati Opera. He also serves as vice-president for artistic planning at the Atlanta Symphony. He brings to his work a broad range of experience in both opera and symphonic music, as well as a long history of successful partnerships with many of the world’s leading music institutions and individual artists. Mirageas’ varied career in classical music has included radio production with WFMT, artistic administrator to Seiji Ozawa at the Boston Symphony, and senior vice-president of artists and repertoire for Decca. In addition, he is an award-winning record producer, lecturer, interviewer, presenter and awards panelist. Since 1999, Mirageas has served as an independent artistic adviser to conductors, instrumentalists, singers, symphony orchestras, festivals, opera companies and other performing arts organisations throughout the United States and Europe.

Tobias Niederschlag Tobias Niederschlag was appointed director of the concert office of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 2017. Born in Olpe, Germany, he graduated in musicology and theatre studies as well as German language and literature from the Ludwig Maxilmilian University of Munich. He spent a year with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra before returning to Germany where, from 2003 to 2017, he worked as concert dramaturg for the Staatskapelle Dresden, responsible for all the orchestra’s publications and later for planning concert programmes. Niederschlag is the co-founder and artistic director of the International Shostakovich Festival in Gohrisch, Germany, established in 2010 and still the only annual festival dedicated to this composer. He has produced numerous publications for the Saxon State Opera Dresden, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Cologne Philharmonie, as well as booklets for record labels such as Sony Music, Alpha Classics and Deutsche Grammophon.

David Pickard David Pickard was appointed director of the BBC Proms in 2015. After reading music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, he began his career at the Royal Opera House, London. He went on to work at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park and was the assistant director for the Japan Festival before becoming Sir John Drummond’s deputy at the European Arts Festival. In 1993, he was appointed chief executive of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In 2001, Pickard was made general director of Glyndebourne Festival where throughout his tenure he created an extensive digital programme including online streaming, big screen and cinema relays. He also broadened the company’s audience base through specially priced performances for young people and a pioneering education programme. In his first two years as Proms director, Pickard introduced a number of initiatives including an innovative series called ‘Proms at…’ exploring music in new spaces. In 2017, ‘Proms at…’ visited four venues across London and travelled to Hull, as part of UK City of Culture 2017.


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Sam Rigby

Matthew Slotover Sam Rigby became managing director of Schott Music, London in 2015, following two years as creative director at Schott with responsibility for promoting the publisher’s catalogue of 20thcentury and contemporary composers.

Prior to working at Schott, Sam Rigby joined the artist management agency Intermusica in 2003, becoming associate director and managing a varied list of artists such as Daniil Trifonov, Francesco Piemontesi, Midori, Renaud Capuçon and the Pavel Haas Quartet. He also managed concert series at London’s Southbank Centre and at the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, Russia.

Jancis Robinson Described by Decanter magazine as ‘the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world’, Robinson writes daily for (voted first-ever Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010), weekly for the Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. Her most recent book is The 24-Hour Wine Expert, a practical guide to the essentials of wine. She is editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine and co-author of Wine Grapes – a complete guide to 1,368 vine varietie. Robinson travels all over the world to conduct wine events and to act as a wine judge. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams; and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II, on whose cellar she now advises. In one week in April 2016, Robinson was presented with France’s Officier du Mérite Agricole, the German VDP’s highest honour and, in the US, her fourth James Beard Award. Robinson loves and lives for wine in all its glorious diversity, generally favouring balance and subtlety over sheer mass.

Ilona Schmiel Ilona Schmiel is general and artistic director of the Tonhalle Society in Zürich. Born in Hanover in 1967, Schmiel studied music education, classical philology and cultural management in Berlin and Oslo. She began her career at the Donaueschingen Festival and the Olympic Arts Festival in Lillehammer. In 1998, Schmiel took on the general and artistic management of Bremen’s Die Glocke concert hall, a position she held until 2002. From 2004-2013, she was artistic director and general manager of the Beethovenfest Bonn. Under her aegis, the Festival was named ‘European Culture Brand 2012’. Schmiel has been in her current post at the Tonhalle Society since 2014/15. She is also on the jury of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation; chair of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen board of trustees; and a guest lecturer at the Munich Academy of Music and the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2012, she has been a board member of the Beethoven Haus Bonn as well as serving on the council of the University of Bonn. Schmiel is a member of the Council of the Munich Academy of Music and Dance, as well as being a trustee of the Artistic Committee of the Zurich Festival, the Collegium Novum Zürich and the Concours Géza Anda.


Matthew Slotover is a founder and co-director of Frieze, one of the world’s leading art organisations. In 1991, together with Amanda Sharp and Tom Gidley, Slotover launched frieze magazine, a definitive voice in contemporary art and culture. In 2003, Slotover and Sharp established Frieze London, a contemporary art fair which takes place each October in Regent’s Park. In 2012, Frieze New York was launched, along with Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. In 2016, Frieze launched Frieze Academy, a year-round programme of talks and courses. Slotover is the chair of the South London Gallery board of trustees. In 2000, he was on the jury of the Turner Prize, and in 1993 he curated a section of the Aperto at the Venice Biennale, which included Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw and Rirkrit Tiravanija. He has spoken at international conferences and symposia in venues such as the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Neue Museum in Graz, MoMA in New York and London’s Tate Modern.

Janis Susskind Janis Susskind is a distinguished figure in the British classical music world. The Texas-born graduate of Princeton University joined Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers in London in 1980, rising to become its managing director in 2012. She has led the expansion of the company’s composer list to encompass many of the leading figures in classical music today. Beyond her role at Boosey & Hawkes, Susskind has served as chair of the Society for the Promotion of New Music, as a trustee of the Royal College of Music and on the board of English National Opera. She is currently a board member of the Britten Sinfonia, trustee of the Britten-Pears Foundation and a council member of the Royal Philharmonic Society. She was awarded honorary membership of the RCM in 2007 and received an OBE for services to music in 2014. Susskind has twice been named in the Evening Standard’s ‘Most Influential’ list and was cited by Musical America in 2013 as one of the ‘Movers & Shakers: 30 Key Influencers in the Performing Arts’.

Crispin Woodhead Chief Executive of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Crispin Woodhead has enjoyed a varied career in the fields of both music and education. He was an organ scholar at Pembroke College, Oxford where he took a degree in modern languages. He went on to become a junior lecturer and fellow in keyboard studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. Woodhead created and ran Phoenix Arts Management, representing international opera singers and conductors, and was head of modern Languages at Rugby School, UK. In 2010, he was invited by former principal cellist of the OAE, Jonathan Cohen, to help set up and run Arcangelo. As general manager, Woodhead was responsible for all operational aspects of the chamber orchestra. Woodhead is also co-founder of, which since its creation in 1998 has become the largest provider of support services to music teachers across the UK. He is married to the mezzo soprano Christine Rice, and they have four young children.

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TOURS NOBU TSUJII Recitals Tour Feb 2019 MIDORI Munich Chamber Orchestra Tour Mar 2019 TRONDHEIM SOLOISTS „In Folk Style“ Tour Jul/Aug 2019 George Li

FRANCESCO TRISTANO Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg Tour Nov 2019 ROYAL DANISH ORCHESTRA Soloist tbc Conductor: Bertrand de Billy Tour Dec 2019 GEORGE LI Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Tour Jan/Feb 2020 MARTIN STADTFELD Basel Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Ivor Bolton Tour Nov 2020

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peer-to-peerleaders Rob Adediran

Peter Martin

Executive Director, London Music Masters

IAMA Treasurer and IAMA Finance & IP Committee Chair Finance Director, Intermusica

Kate Caro

Deborah Sanders

Associate Director, Film & Multimedia, Intermusica


IAMA International Opera Committee Chair Director, Opera, Rayfield Allied

Declan Costello

Helen Sykes

Consultant ENT Surgeon

IAMA Deputy Chairman Director, Helen Sykes Artists’ Management

Suzanne Doyle

Rafi Gokay Wol

Senior Project Manager, Askonas Holt

Director & Head of Tours, HarrisonParrott

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2018 ARTIST LIST Frédéric Chaslin ex. Italy Laurence Cummings David Hill Julia Jones Nicholas Kok Clément Mao-Takacs Gianluca Marcianò Paul McCreesh Nicholas McGegan Europe Andrew Parrott David Parry Ari Pelto Raphaël Pichon UK & USA Tobias Ringborg ex. Scandinavia Gennady Rozhdestvensky ex. CH Yuri Simonov Stuart Stratford Pierre-André Valade Antony Walker ex. N. America

Christian Blackshaw Ya-Fei Chuang UK & various Robert Levin ex. N. America & Italy Viktoria Postnikova ex. Japan Alexander Romanovsky & Russia Sergio Tiempo

Giselle Allen Elizabeth Atherton Janai Brugger Francesca Chiejina Venera Gimadieva Soile Isokoski UK Shelley Jackson Dame Emma Kirkby recitals only Mhairi Lawson Carly Owen Julia Sporsén Gemma Summerfield Talise Trevigne Katherine Watson Mary Elizabeth Williams Fflur Wyn

Mahan Esfahani

Elizabeth Kenny

Sean Shibe

Elizabeth Bishop Katie Bray Annie Gill Anna Harvey Caitlin Hulcup Ronnita Miller Catriona Morison Sandra Piques Eddy

Benjamin Bevan John Chest Ronan Collett Grant Doyle Omar Ebrahim Nmon Ford Peter Harvey Scott Hendricks Alexey Lavrov Nicholas Mogg Alan Opie Brett Polegato Phillip Rhodes Peter Savidge Peter Sidhom Olafur Sigurdarson Morgan Smith David Stout Michael Volle recitals, UK David Wilson-Johnson Yuriy Yurchuk

Matthew Brook Paul Whelan ex. N. America

Shiva Feshareki

Michael Berkeley Harrison Birtwistle Shiva Feshareki Daniel Kidane Stuart MacRae Steve Reich ex. N. America David Sawer

Bjarte Eike Peter Herresthal Jennifer Pike Sonoko Miriam Welde

Natalie Clein ex. N. America Isang Enders ex. Japan & Korea Pieter Wispelwey Jack Furness Stephen Langridge Orpha Phelan James Robinson

Alison Chitty Tim Reed

Jane Gibson opera

Borodin Quartet Leonore Piano Trio Navarra String Quartet Quatuor Mosaïques UK & various Sō Percussion Europe Trio Isimsiz

The Cardinall’s Musick Gothic Voices

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Benjamin Kruithof

Andriy Dragan

Presented by music:LX, Luxembourg

Presented by the Young Artists Platform, Zurich

Penderecki Per Slava for violoncello solo Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso Op 62

Tuesday 24th April, 10:00

Benjamin Kruithof was born into a musical family in Luxembourg in 1999. He began violin lessons aged four and switched to cello the following year, learning with Raju Vidali at Luxembourg’s Conservatoire du Nord. Having made his concerto debut with the Conservatoire’s orchestra at the age of 12, he made up his mind to become a professional cellist. He went on to study with Mirel Iancovici at the Conservatorium Maastricht. In 2014, Kruithof enrolled at Cologne University of Music, studying with Katharina Deserno and Maria Kliegel. He also took lessons with Bes Niall Brown at the Conservatoire du Nord. Since 2017, he has been studying with Jens Peter Maintz at the Berlin University of the Arts. Kruithof has excelled at music competitions. Last year, he was awarded first prize as well as the audience and orchestra prizes at the Grand Prix Anne et Françoise Groben in Luxembourg. The previous year in Paris, he took both first prize and special prize at the Concours Flame and first prize at the Concours Prodige Art. In 2015, Kruithof was honoured with several awards at the Concours International Léopold Bellan, Paris and at the International Knopf Competition promoted by the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy in Dusseldorf. Kruithof’s solo career has been growing steadily, including concertos in Luxembourg with the Conservatoire de Musique in Esch and the Kulturhaus Niederanven, where he performed Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No 1 conducted by Martin Elmquist. In June 2017, he played Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg.

Myroslav Skoryk Toccata Barvinsky Prelude No 2 in F-sharp major Ravel ‘Alborada del Grazioso’ from Miroirs

Tuesday 24th April, 15:30

A Ukrainian-born pianist based in Switzerland, Andriy Dragan gained recognition after winning the Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes Award 2009. His debut recital at the Lucerne Festival was aired on Swiss Radio DRS and later released as a CD. In recent years, Dragan has performed in major venues in Switzerland, France, Germany, Ukraine and Japan. His international festival appearances have included the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Verbier Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Lucerne Festival, Piano Campus Cergy-Pontoise, and many others. Dragan is a keen chamber musician, appearing with a range of partners including Kian Soltani, Lech Antonio Uszynski, Katharina Gohl, the Gemeaux Quartet, Mi Zhou, Alexandru Gavrilovici, François Benda, and the Lemberg Piano Quartet. Born in Lviv in 1986 to a musical family, Dragan began his piano studies in Ukraine with Lidia Krych and continued at the Music Academy of Basel with Adrian Oetiker. Since 2014, Dragan has been a student at the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. He has participated in masterclasses with leading pianists such as Zoltán Kocsis, Piotr Anderszewski, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Alfred Brendel, and was the recipient of the Prix Collard of the Kiefer-Hablitzel Foundation 2013. Dragan lives in Basel and is currently studying conducting at the Lucerne School of Music under British conductor Howard Arman.


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nextevent Safe travels home and we hope to see you another IAMA event in the future

8-10 April 2019

29th IAMA International Conference, Düsseldorf Conference Chairman: Michael Becker, Intendant, Tonhalle Düsseldorf

specialthanks IAMA President David Sigall Hon FTCL IAMA Board of Directors The Executive Chairman Aino Turtiainen-Visala (Fazer Artists’ Management, Finland) Deputy Chairman Helen Sykes (Helen Sykes Artist Management, UK) Honorary Treasurer Peter Martin (Intermusica, UK) Board Members Carlo Cavalletti (CavArtists – Cavalletti Artists Management, Italy) Hannes de Vries (GE#Sharp Artists Events, Netherlands) Monica Felkel (Young Concert Artists Inc., USA) Maike Fuchs (Karsten Witt Musik Management, Germany) Eugénie Guibert (Sartory Artists, France) Steve Long (Signum Records; Floating Earth Ltd, UK) Aleksi Malmberg (Helsinki Philharmonic, Finland) Carola Reul (Konzertdirektion Schmid, Germany) Victoria Rowsell (Victoria Rowsell Artist Management, UK) Jacob Soelberg (Nordic Artists Management, Denmark) Rog Thomson (Hazard Chase, UK)

IAMA Conference Chairman Ben Rayfield (Rayfield Allied, UK) IAMA Staff Atholl Swainston-Harrison, Chief Executive Michael Robson-Kiernan, Manager – Administration and Operations Marlena Radaschitz, Manager – Membership and Projects Simon Williams, Administrative Assistant Office West Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, UK T: +44 20 7379 7336 | Conference Staff Registration Desk Manager: Aretas Botyrius Volunteers: Polly Gamble (Rayfield Allied), Maria Wagner (KünstlerSekretariat am Gasteig), Francesco Bastanzetti (Groves Artists), Jeongmin Kim (HarrisonParrott), Izabela Czarnecka (Cavartists), Jean-Max Lattemann (Music Inter Alia), Jack Pepper (composer/broadcaster), Elin Jones (Hazard Chase) Thanks also to: Owen Mortimer (publications consultant) Adrenaline Creative (design and printing)

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28th IAMA International Conference | 23-25 April 2018 | Kings Place, London, UK

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28th IAMA International Conference | 23-25 April 2018 | Kings Place, London, UK