Biz news: Maestro quits Dude agent

Biz news: Maestro quits Dude agent


norman lebrecht

December 03, 2019

We hear that the talented Frenchman Lionel Bringuier has left his boutique manager Mark Newbanks and joined HarrisonParrott.

A Dudamel protégé in Los Angeles, Bringuier was promoted too soon to the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich and is now in job search mode. He works often with his pal Yuja Wang, who also left Newbanks not long ago.

Newbanks has been Dudamel’s only manager through his career. He is left with just three sticks: Dude, Salonen and Paolo Bortolameolli.



  • Dubious says:


  • Musician says:

    Over rated!

  • Rambochen says:


  • The Original Anon says:

    Very talented young conductor, and a lovely person. I wish him all the best. I always got the feeling Newbanks was controlling him, pulling his strings like a puppet. Now maybe he can spread his wings and fly on his own.

    • Anon says:

      Oops. I forgot that Mr. Newbanks reads this blog! Fine manager – brilliant, shrewd, a good strategist. It’s a pleasure to see a relatively young American like Mark achieving success in the too-often European dominated arts management field. Bravo!

      I think his relationship with Lionel worked well when Lionel was still closely tied to LA, under Dudamel’s wing. It looks to me like they simply have different needs right now and that this split is favorable for both Lionel and Mark.

      This is just speculation from outside observation, mind you. That’s all.

  • Mustafa Kandan says:

    Yes, he was promoted too soon, but at least everybody knows him now as a result of that appointment. So the outcome was not totally negative for him.