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 www.Arabella-arts.com. 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.