of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, under the
direction of Henri Chalet tours the U.S. in
April 2020 with concerts in LaGrange, IL
(Chicago); Cleveland, OH; Atlanta, GA;
Garden Grove, CA; and Dallas, TX.
Since 1982 we have represented the
winner of The American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in
Organ Performance (NYACOP). The most
recent winner of this competition is Aaron
Tan, who is currently completing graduate
studies in organ performance at Yale University and also holds a Ph.D. in Materials
Science from the University of Michigan.
A new winner of this competition will be
chosen in July 2020.
We also continue representation of the
winner of the Canadian International Organ
Competition (CIOC). The current winner of
this competition is Alcee Chriss, who was
also a laurate of the Miami International
Organ Competition and the Longwood
Gardens International Organ Competition.
The next CIOC winner will be chosen in
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Led by John Zion, MKI Artists has long
represented many of the world’s best classical
musicians. We cultivate long-term personal
relationships with artists and performing
arts organizations throughout the world to
help everyone achieve artistic, professional,
and personal success. We work diligently to
ensure that classical music remains a vital
and diverse art form so its practitioners
receive the support and backing they need,
and so this music will be deeply enjoyed by
an always growing audience.
As part of a continued long-term association with CM Artists, we recently welcomed
the renowned Macedonian pianist Simon
Trpčeski and the Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio.
We are also proud to have recently taken on
the representation of the leading American
clarinetist Anthony McGill, the ground-breaking Sphinx Virtuosi, the Italian pianist
Rodolfo Leone, and the incredible Skride
Piano Quartet, as well as the brilliant composer Jessie Montgomery, the legendary
Shanghai Quartet, and the astonishing young
French Arod Quartet. We’ve just completed
our third season with the legendary Miró
Quartet, the Parker Quartet, the young American violinist William Hagen, and the 2015
Tchaikovsky Competition winner, the Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță. And the venerable
Hagen Quartet returns for a brief and highly
unusual West Coast tour in April 2020.
The 2019-20 season sees the Dover
Quartet continuing its stratospheric rise,
Kennedy Center quartet-in-residence,
performing with Emanuel Ax, and con-
ducting quartet-in-residence duties for the
Bienen School of Music at Northwestern
University, Chamber Music Northwest,
Artosphere, the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival, and Peoples’ Symphony in
New York. Recent seasons have seen the
release of the Dover’s second recording
(Voices of Defiance) and collaborations
with Janine Jansen, Carter Brey, Jean-Yves
Thibaudet, Peter Serkin, the Pacifica and
Escher Quartets, and David Shifrin. 2019-20
highlights for the Pacifica Quartet include
performances with Sharon Isbin, Johannes
Moser, and Orion Weiss; performances
of both the Beethoven and Shostakovich
cycles; and concerts at Carnegie Hall and
the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
After its hugely successful tour of the
United States in April 2019, the Quatuor
Danel, from Belgium, returned in May
2019 to perform the entire Weinberg
cycle in Washington, DC. In addition, we
are pleased to have had the Penderecki
Piano Trio from Poland make its debut
in North America in November 2019. And
we’re pleased to have on MKI’s expanding
roster the inimitable conductor Douglas
Boyd, who serves as artistic director of
Garsington Opera and music director of
L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, and the
firebrand Estonian conductor Olari Elts.
The Ying Quartet, in residence at the
Eastman School of Music, is also the
ensemble-in-residence at the Bowdoin
International Music Festival, and continues
to tour and collaborate in North America
and China. The American String Quartet,
with longtime residencies at both the
Manhattan School of Music and Aspen
Music Festival, offers a seismic program
with the author/veteran Phil Klay—whose
book Redeployment won the National Book
Award—and poet/war correspondent Tim
Sleigh that explores the power of music to
describe and cope with war. Faculty quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music, the Ariel
Quartet will continue its touring schedule in
North America, Israel, and Europe.
Orion Weiss’s 2019-20 sees him performing for the Buffalo, Sacramento,
Austin, and Milwaukee Symphonies, among
others; in recital with Shai Wosner and with
Augustin Hadelich; and for presenters
including CMS Lincoln Center, Duke
Performances, and the Los Alamos Concert
The dazzling violinist Rachel Barton Pine
will perform around the world, from Singapore to Scotland to Salt Lake City, in repertoire ranging from Saint-Saëns to Khachaturian to Tchaikovsky. She will perform in
recital with the harpsichordist Jory Vinikour,
and under the baton of Teddy Abrams.
The unstoppable Menahem Pressler at
94 years old performs throughout North
America, Europe, Israel, and Asia, and the
masterful French pianist Philippe Bianconi
will return to the U.S. for performances.
The Hermitage Piano Trio, descending
from the great Russian musical tradition,
has performed to great acclaim across North
America, and released its debut album—all
Rachmaninoff—in 2019 on Reference Re-
cordings. And the Gryphon Trio, ensemble-
in-residence at Music Toronto for over ten
years, will tour extensively throughout North
America and Europe, continuing to excite
audiences with its groundbreaking multime-
dia programs as well as beautifully seasoned
interpretations of traditional repertoire.
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Performance Management International
PMI: Performance Management Interna-
tional provides a unique blend of services
to artists and performing arts organizations.
As an artist management agency, PMI rep-
resents a diverse collection of quality artists
in music, theatre, and dance. PMI continues
to provide grant writing and programming
services to several organizations.
Now in our 13th year, in 2019 PMI featured numerous artists in our series of showcase events for three consecutive nights at
each of the booking conferences presented
by Arts Midwest and the Performing Arts
Exchange 2019. Presenting 52 showcase
events featuring the work of 37 groups with
225 performing artists, from the PMI roster
and others, resulted in many new and exciting booking opportunities. Producing the
showcases in 2019 was a real challenge as
it required that we implement numerous
contingency plans to work around the disruptions of Hurricane Dorian. I am grateful
to the PMI family of artists and staff members around the country who came together
to support the work of all of the showcase
artists without disruption.
With a growing repertoire of new works
and a rapidly expanding following of a cappella enthusiasts, PMI is delighted to continue representing vocaldente, “Germany’s
Most Successful A Cappella Export.” They
received standing ovations at numerous performances all over Europe in 2019 and we
are working on another U.S. tour for them in
2020 and 2021. “Bach and Bleach,” a stroke
of genius by Esther Apituley, is a musical
theater production with classical musicians,
a choir, a violist, and a cleaning lady accidentally on stage; mopping the floor was
never so much fun. They presented the U.S.
premiere of the work during a two-week run
at La Mama in New York City and received
a string of fabulous NY reviews. They are
working on an off Broadway run in 2020
and a U.S. tour thereafter.
The Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble is a Middle
Eastern music group based in The Netherlands with a superb record of international
tours whom we will introduce to the U.S.
in 2021. The International Danstheater was
forced to reorganize themselves due to the
declining funding climate for arts organizations in The Netherlands. This has led to a
series of collaborations with other arts organizations throughout The Netherlands.
They produced several works, such as
“Silent Songs” and “Hopper,” in collaboration with the Doelen Ensemble. The double
bill of “Tango/Mania,” produced in collaboration with The Sea Theater Productions and