Yet another big chief walks out on IMG

Yet another big chief walks out on IMG


norman lebrecht

November 01, 2013

While we were away, another foundation stone crumbled at the disintegrating artists management firm.

Libby Abrahams, senior VP and director of artist management in IMG Artists’ London office, has taken a walk. ‘The time has come to create a new venture within performing arts management,’ says her side of the statement. Which of her artists will go with her into the unknown?

Her list includes the violinist Sarah Chang; conductors Kristjan Järvi, Claus Peter Flor and Teodor Currentzis; pianist Helene Grimaud (whom she poached from Harrison Parrott) and the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber.

Libby’s resignation comes a month after conductors’ manager Sara Hunt decided to follow a different beat.

Who’s next?




  • Why the picture of the overrated Grimaud? Julian Lloyd Webber is by far the superior artist.

  • Mahlerman says:

    Having taken the trouble to comment McGuiver, what a pity you couldn’t dredge-up something more intelligent – or accurate – to say than those wasted words…..pitiful.

  • David says:

    Grimaud is not the same pianist as when she first began her career…her recent playing is several notches below what it was when I first her…I wonder what happened…

  • robert greenspan says:

    I just listened to Julian Lloyd weber’s recording of the lalo and Rodrigo cello concertos. the suggestion that he be dropped is crazy.

  • @Mahlerman – And your comment is…?

  • Daniel Knapp says:

    She is still listed on the IMG website –