The Artists Managements portfolio of IfBK provides classical music artists with a full range of services. In addition to the standard tasks of an agency – such as developing performance opportunities and public relations – based on the work of our institute, we also prepare our artists psychologically for the high demands of this profession. This includes aspects such establishing one’s own identity as a prerequisite for a career as an artist, giving advice and ongoing support in the biographical and individual career through personal talks, as well as identifying and focusing in on market opportunities using social science methodology.


Conductors

  • David Alexander Rahbee
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    David Alexander Rahbee is currently Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle, where he is director of orchestral activities and teaches conducting.

  • Shao-Chia Lü
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    Chef zugleich in Taiwan und Dänemark, und laut Süddeutscher Zeitung ein „Meister der Zwischentöne – ein begnadeter Dirigent“ – so bewegt sich Shao-Chia Lü zwischen den Konzertsälen und Opernhäusern Asiens und Europas. 2017 leitet der musikalische Weltbürger sowohl die chinesische Erstaufführung des „Tristan“ in Peking als auch eine ausgedehnte Konzerttournee mit seinem Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra durch europäische Hauptstädte.

  • Wolfgang Wengenroth
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    In the beginning, Wolfgang Wengenroth was particularly committed and passionate about music theatre. In recent years, however, the symphonic field has become just as important to him.
    Under his direction, performances of both genres are being performed throughout Europe as well as on stages in Japan and South America. Furthermore, he was part of various performances of new music – including important world premieres.

Piano

  • Ana-Marija Markovina
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    „Markovina’s sensitive phrasing seems just about perfect“ was written in the Fanfare Magzine about her recordings. Ana-Marija Markovina is an authentic and unconventional artist whose career was guided by important teachers from the very beginning.

Cello/Piano

  • Elena Gaponenko
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    An all-round artist who’s not only playing the piano on an extraordinary high level, but the cello too? Yeah, you heard right! Elena Gaponenko is a versatile artist who already proved with her first CD release ‘Duo for One’ that she’s capable of playing two instruments on a same high level of quality. An artist who knows how to impress her audience.

Chamber Music

  • Duo Concertante
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    Die Überschrift von Beethovens Kreutzersonate lautet: „in stilo molto concertante“ – die Instrumente sollen gleiche dynamische Stimmen haben. Dies ist das Anliegen des Duo Concertante: die vollständige Gleichberechtigung der beiden Instrumente. Die Kreutzersonate war jenes Stück, mit dem das Duo im Jahr 1997 die Bühnenwelt mit „musikalischem Dynamit“ (Hallifax Chronicle Herald) eroberte.

    In den darauffolgenden zwanzig Jahren hat sich das Duo Concertante zum führenden Duo in Canada entwickelt. In Europa sind sie noch ein Geheimtipp, finden aber einen immer größer werdende Fan-Gemeinde

Flute

  • María Cecilia Muñoz
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    Born in Argentina, the young flautist Maria Cecilia Munoz has been a prize-winner at many national and international competitions. She can be heard as a soloist with major symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as in fascinating recitals with brilliant pianists and chamber music partners and in modern music concerts.

Composers

  • Federico Biscione
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    Federico Biscione, composer, was born in Tivoli in 1965. After graduating from the Tivoli Humanities High School, he obtained diplomas in Piano, Composition (under the guidance of Vieri Tosatti) and Orchestral Conducting at the „A. Casella“ Academy of Music in L’Aquila.