Leonard Slatkin switches agent

Leonard Slatkin switches agent


norman lebrecht

July 09, 2021

The veteran US conductor, formerly with Doug Sheldon at collapsed Cami, has signed up with Stefana Atlas at Arabella Arts.

It’s all boutique management now in the US, no more big beasts.


  • Don Ciccio says:

    Congratulations, Maestro. Now, once this pandemic is over, can you please convince the higher-ups to record Gabriel Pierne’s ‘Children’s Crussade’, which you memorably conducted in Washington?

    Hopefully with the Lyon orchestra and a group of native French singers, like you did with Romeo and Juliet. Usually the French have money for this kind of thing. Perhaps a co-production with a radio station should help.

    Thank you in advance.

    • I am so glad you remembered that wonderful piece. Unfortunately, now that I am no longer a music director anywhere, projects like this are almost impossible to do for recording. But maybe an angelic benefactor might come forth, as this is a work that needs to be recorded.

  • Annabelle Weidenfeld says:

    Great news on all counts! Arabella Arts has a great dynamic team combined with good old fashioned personal care of artists, a breath of fresh air in the business. Who deserves that more than the great Leonard Slatkin

  • Anon says:

    Maestro Slatkin is a legend! Brilliant conductor, a warm & kind person & always willing to share his ample knowledge with the next generation. The agent who represents him is lucky indeed!

  • Tony says:

    Great news Maestro. Great musician. Vive le Roi

  • Stephen Lord says:

    Very happy to read this, mon ami.

  • Ludwig's Van says:

    Glad to see that Maestro Slatkin has been rescued from the questionable boutique management he had announced 2 years ago, which no one could take seriously.

  • Corno di Caccia says:

    I’m a big fan of Maestro Slatkin and have many of his recordings. I recall meeting him for the first time at London’s Royal Festival Hall after a performance of Samuel Barber’s Third Essay for Orchestra he had just conducted with the RPO shortly before Barber’s death in 1981 and discussing the work with him. He was very keen to share any feedback with the composer. I also met him after a performance of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony with the Scottish National Orchestra (before the Royal bit was added) in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and he added his signature and best wishes on to my score of the symphony. His LPO performance of Elgar’s The Kingdom at RFH with the LPO was memorable. He always has time for people and I agree wholeheartedly with ‘Anon’s’ posting; on all occasions I met him, he was very approachable, warm and interested in what you had to say about music in conversation with him. A truly lovely guy. Let’s hope we see him back in the UK soon.