About Étude Arts

Étude Arts is an independent management agency built on experience, fuelled by integrity, and emboldened by the possibilities open to artists and the arts in the twenty-first century.

Étude Arts offers flexible, personalized service underpinned by the authority, expertise, and vision of its founder, Bill Palant.  Having guided the careers of some of the world’s most accomplished classical musicians, Bill Palant approaches the culture and industry of classical performance with skill and discernment, combining – like any great artist – distinguished technique with creative flair.

Étude Arts embodies a commitment to the development of exceptional artistry at every level of the profession.  Bill Palant is dedicated to the holistic success of both performer and presenter: to health and well-being, to dynamic growth and career longevity, to progressive business practice, and to outstanding performance on a global stage.

About Bill Palant

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Founder and Managing Director of Étude Arts, Bill Palant manages some of the world’s most acclaimed classical artists. His clients appear at the world’s greatest performing arts institutions and many have been recorded by the most distinguished media labels in the industry. Before establishing Étude Arts in 2015, Bill Palant was Senior Vice President at IMG Artists, where he served for nearly nineteen years. He also has worked for the Metropolitan Opera’s Rehearsal Department and for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. He was graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in psychology.

Bill Palant is recognized as an Innovator by Musical America in the 2016 Professionals of the Year and serves on the Board of Directors of OPERA America.  He also sits on the National Advisory Council of Astral Artists and the Board of the International Friends of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.