Sergey Neller, 30, a Russian who came second in this year’s Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, has been snapped up by mega-agency IMG.
(The winner was a Singaporean, Kah Chun Wong.)
Neller said: ‘I’ve always wanted to work with a manager who would be able to get almost 100% into my mind. Of course I thought, this is not possible, that guy doesn’t exist. Fortunately I was wrong. When I met (IMG’s) Grant (Chaput) at the Bamberg Symphony Mahler Conducting Competition I realized he is the one I’ve been looking for. I’m certain we will do a great job together.’