London agency is signing artists wholesale

London agency is signing artists wholesale


norman lebrecht

July 06, 2015

In the past couple of months, AskonasHolt have taken on:

Karina Canellakis (conductor)

Anatoli Sivko (bass)

Stanislav Kochanovsky and Nicholas Carter (conductors)

Johannes Moser (cellist)

Oliver Johnston, Otar Jorjikia, Dmytro Popov and Gyula Rab, (tenors)

Alison Balsom (trumpet).

alison balsom pop up

Today they added Antonello Manacorda (conductor).

Who’s next?



  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Interesting. I’d accept a call seeing I am actually exploring options for UK/Euro management.

  • Mark Powell says:


  • Erich says:

    The question is if these are just scalps on a belt or if the artists will be allotted serious managerial attention.

    • V.Lind says:

      Given their current list of clients, I would have to assume the level of satisfaction is high. There do not seem to have been rumours of upheavals and internecine battles at Askonas Holt while other agencies implode. So they may project stability and attentiveness to the artists and reliability to managements.

      • Petros LInardos says:

        Indeed, and many artists have been with them for a long time, some of them before making it big. Piotr Anderszewski comes to mind, but there are many other cases. Just because there is a tendency in this blog to bash agencies (among others), doesn’t mean they are all rotten. Every field has its good and bad people.