Jobs latest: Boost for superagent and ex-Gramophone editor

Jobs latest: Boost for superagent and ex-Gramophone editor


norman lebrecht

February 08, 2012

One of the world’s leading conductor agents has received a major promotion, and the former editor of Gramophone is embarking on a significant career change.

Kathryn Enticott, head of conductors and instrumentalists at IMG Artists, has been appointed joint managing director of the company’s European division. An agent of rare dedication who regularly burns midnight oil for such clients as Franz Welser-Most, Joshua Bell, Alan Gilbert and Hilary Hahn, Kathryn has been the focus of some heated head-hunting in recent months. So IMG moved fast to lock her in to a new position.









We also hear that James Inverne, who left Gramophone abruptly in October and has been freelancing vigorously in various fields, has decided to enter artist management. His new agency, with several influential backers and clients, will go live in a couple of months. One of its key strategies will be to combine career guidance with professional image management (formerly known as PR). We wish him well.


  • Uri Zur says:

    Lots of luck and success

  • James Inverne says:

    Thanks for the good wishes, Norman, much appreciated. Just a small clarification – I will keep writing where there is no conflict of interest (as you know, I write a lot about matters other than music – and when I do write about music it will now probably be confined to historic subjects). But yes, I’m very excited about this new venture. We’ll have offices in the UK and US, working with a select number of artists we strongly believe in. PR will indeed be part of the strategy (and not just for the artists we manage, we’ll be very happy to work purely on that side of things, again for artists we really admire, with artists’ current managements). Thanks again, and nice to see the story break on a blog I’m increasingly addicted to!

    All the best,

  • Michael Fine says:

    Best wishes, James …

  • Rudolph Tang says:

    professional image management, interesting, that is new to me,