Another chunk flies off IMG

Another chunk flies off IMG


norman lebrecht

March 15, 2016

The crumbling mega-agency has lost its most flamboyant agent. Tanja actually resigned in December after prolonged friction. At the time it was not clear which artists would join her.

In the event some of her pianists have stayed put, but she has a healthy pack for starters with Jan Lisiecki and Alo de La Parra as the eye-catchers.

PR announcement:


A new global artist management agency, Dorn Music, launches today, founded by leading artist manager, Tanja Dorn. Offering international, bespoke and holistic artist management, “Dorn Music was created to unite the interests of artists, presenters, labels, PR agencies and audiences in order to ensure high quality and exceptional musical experiences,” states Dorn. Dorn Music launches with an already rich roster of artists including conductors: Kristjan Järvi, Alondra de la Parra, Sergey Smbatyan and Christian Zacharias; pianists: Ran Jia, Jan Lisiecki and Christian Zacharias; violinists: Chad Hoopes and Arabella Steinbacher; cellist: Jan Vogler; and Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble.

Tanja Dorn founded Dorn Music in January 2016 after spending eight years at IMG Artists, first as Vice President in New York and later as Associate Director North & South America and Germany of the Conductors and Instrumentalists department, and finally as Director and Senior Vice President of IMG Artists Germany. Based in Hannover, Germany, Dorn Music consists of an initial team of four, including two full-time, multi-lingual artist managers working alongside Dorn. The agency is furthermore cooperating with specialists in the fields of travel, logistics, marketing, finance, law and IT. Dorn Music offers complete management support at the highest level, with a dedicated individual approach to developing a healthy, long-term career for each performing artist.

This year will also see the launch of the Young Artists Foundation, a non-profit organisation, conceived and spearheaded by Dorn.

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  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Good luck to Tanja. She has a terrific reputation in artist management. This is not new. I remember a few decades past when Hurok Concerts dissembled upon the passing of the great Sol Hurok. ICM Artists, Shaw Concert, Hillyer and Gershunoff formed, taking the artists with them for whom they worked