New agency opens up with Mirga, Rachlin and Alma Deutscher

New agency opens up with Mirga, Rachlin and Alma Deutscher


norman lebrecht

January 13, 2021

Two survivors of the Columbia Artists collapse are opening a new agency today in New York with an eclectic mix of artists.

Stefana Atlas and Samantha Scully have joined forces in Stefana, a former aide to the late Kurt Masur, is well known internationally (pic). Samantha ran logistics at Cami. There are joined by artist managers Jason Bagdade and Samir Nikocevic.

The artists coming immediately under their umbrella include conductors Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, Thierry Fischer, Michael Francis, Ankush Kumar Bahl, Katharina Wincor, Courtney Lewis, Kahchun Wong, Julian Rachlin and Carlos Miguel Prieto.

Among the soloists are Olga Kern, Nicholas Angelich, Louis Schwizgebel, Philippe Quint, Alexandra Soumm, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Julian Rachlin and the teenaged player-composer Alma Deutscher.

Mirga’s US career awaits lift-off. There are offers on the table from major orchs, as and when she’s ready.


  • drummerman says:

    I’d love to see Carlos Miguel Prieto move ahead. He’s been in Louisiana way too long.

  • RW2013 says:

    Katherina “I don’t know anything about string playing” Wincor?!
    Ich lach mich tot!

  • David J Hyslop says:

    Congrats and best wishes to Stefana and Samantha .

  • What a powerhouse group. Wishing them all the best and a long life.

  • Simon says:

    The only enterprise to rise out of the ashes of CAMI which promises effective artist management. Born of talent and and focus instead of being driven by the outsized egos of the old guard management styles of Sheldon, Fox, etc.

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Good luck to the next generation of management!

  • Saskia O. says:

    That’s good news! Two young but powerful and experienced ladies fortunately contracting not only famous soloists but renowned conductors like
    Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, Carlos Miguel Prieto or Julian Rachlin as well. Hope and great future prospects in classical music for the post-pamdemic age! Should be a stimulus for other initiatives in these difficult times. We will overcome this pandemic, and (classical) music will be more important and stronger than ever.

  • Ben Hur says:

    I wonder how the agency will cope with Alma Deutscher’s dad.
    … very special kind of guy…
    See here for details: