After several months’ intense work, we are thrilled to announce that new artists have joined our agency in our largest expansion since we kicked off in January of 2011. We think that the artists now joining us come as excellent additions to complement and round off our roster, helping us forward our mission of musical excellence and human quality. All of them are artists of repute, whom we look forward to hearing and seeing more on our stages. So we are getting to work right up.
Karel Mark Chichon, conductor
Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, he usually conducts internationally-renowned orchestras in the world’s chief opera theatres (he regularly visits the New York Metropolitan, the Vienna Staatsoper, and Berlin’s Deutsche Oper). He regularly records for Deutsche Grammophon. His recordings of Dvorak’s Symphonies (Hänssler Classic) are a major landmark. He has been Managing Director of the Graz Symphony Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, and Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, among others.
Kit Armstrong, piano
Alfred Brendel became his mentor when he met him at age twelve: “He played so well, I thought, that I need to make time for him”. The genius of Kit Armstrong (Los Ángeles, 1992) is not restricted to performing: Peters publishes his compositions since 2006. His taste in creating musical programmes is recognized throughout Europe, and his recording of the Goldberg Variations at the Concertgebouw in 2016, out as a DVD, reaped rave reviews, and his concerts with orchestra – and improvised cadences – have taken him to the stage together with the world’s most important orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, NHK Symphony, Gewandhaus Leipzig, etc. We believe Kit is one of the most thrilling pianists nowadays in the world.
Territories: Spain and Portugal
Daishin Kashimoto, violin
First Concertmaster at the Berliner Philharmoniker since 2009, Daishin Kashimoto is an acclaimed soloist world-wide. He has played with prestigious orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Bayerische Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Boston Symphony, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, under conductors like Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons, Daniel Harding, Philippe Jordan, Charles Dutoit, etc. A prolific chamber performer, he regularly plays with musicians such as Martha Argerich, Emmanuel Pahud, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, and Yuja Wang.
Territory: Spain (projects in cooperation with Karsten Witt Musik Management)
Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
At twenty-three, he got the post of Main Cello at the Bayerische Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, which he left in 2013 to start his career as a soloist with support form the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and London’s Borletti-Buitoni Trust. His long list of recordings showcases his remarkably versatile repertoire: Haydn, Dvorak, Strauss, Shostakovich, Adler, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, Herbert, Magnard, etc. He will soon be recording Schumann’s Concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. He is a virtuoso who uses technique to display his natural musical gifts.
In the next few days we will also announce the new artists in the singing department, with young promises and great names in opera. Thank you very much to all of our new artists for trusting us!