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Biz news: Maestro ditches London agency for Japanese

June 13, 2018 by norman lebrecht

9 comments.


The conductor Tugan Sokhiev has vanished from the AskonasHolt website.

The Bolshoi music director has, we hear, transferred his worldwide management to Kajimoto in Tokyo.

But the Japanese have been too reticent to announce anything yet.

And his own website has not been updated for three years.

Without Slipped Disc, who would ever know?


Comments (9)

  1. John Rook says:

    With respect: Without Slipped Disc, who would ever care?

    1. Petros Linardos says:

      Those in the business, who don’t need slipped disc to find out.

  2. Thomasina says:

    Really? The ex-president(I don’t know him personally) of Kajimoto was very competent, charismatic and beloved, but since his son succeeded I heard various rumors…(redacted)

    1. Andrew Powell says:

      Masa is terrific.

      1. Nick2 says:

        Totally agree.

      2. Thomasina says:

        Mr.Powell, musician and composer? If so, I guess you know the father and his son. My grandfather(Japanese and about 90 years old) worked for Mr.Naoyasu several times. He always calls the father “a great man” and the evaluation against his son is a bit severe ( I think it’s common for elderly men…). Probably my view is affected but I will be careful the next time.

    1. norman lebrecht says:

      Oh, good…. finally.

      1. Peter says:

        Except it’s not an announcement of world management, just his biography on their website which is usual for all artists with whom they work in Japan.


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