May 25, 2016: Happy Anniversary Étude Arts

On May 25, 2015 the curtain came up on Étude Arts and, today, on our first anniversary, I celebrate a most transformative year.

Étude Arts was born out of a vision, energy, passion, and mindfulness that would impact the lives of the performer and the audience, while empowering both through curiosity, engagement, and the art of experience.

This first year has afforded the possibility to cultivate an idea and debut a platform for artist representation that celebrates creativity, diversity, and a meaningful approach to career management emboldened by the Arts in the twenty-first century.

We started with thirteen artists and now manage twenty-one including two conductors, representing an expanding dimension to the profile of our roster.  The scope of our business thrives across the globe in concert, opera, recital, recording, media, and education outreach.  We continue to reflect and challenge ourselves to be an evolving and artful enterprise and, inspired by the partnership with our artists, we embrace the growth, learning, and experience of the years ahead.

I am deeply thankful to Kate Bullock for her tireless service, support, and creativity as Managerial Associate.  And, borrowing from the adage ‘the manager doesn’t make the artist, the artist makes the manager,’ I cannot express my gratitude generously enough to the many artists who have made an investment in me, in themselves, and in the present and future of Étude Arts.