Chairman | Head of Artist ManagementEmail Stephen Wright
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1589
Stephen studied Modern Languages and Law at the University of Cambridge, where he admits to having spent more time in the theatre than in the library... Reflecting this, after leaving university he co-founded and toured the Oxford & Cambridge Shakespeare Company, before following his passion for music by setting up and running the European office of American concert management agency Shawconcerts. After this, Stephen joined Harold Holt, later becoming joint-Managing Director, where he managed conductors such as Jansons, Temirkanov, Marriner, Gardiner, Bychkov and Ozawa. In 1991, he left Harold Holt with his division, founding IMG Artists Europe as Managing Director. Whilst at IMG Artists, he also set up the BBC Legends CD label and produced a number of television documentaries such as ‘Art of Conducting’, etc. Stephen founded ICA in 2008, and in his spare time enjoys theatre, films, cricket and fine wines.
Executive ConsultantEmail Jennifer Spencer
T: +44 (0)7976 418171
Upon graduating from the Royal College of Music, Jennifer joined the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as a rank and file violinist. Once her children started school, she took up a post with the concerts department of the London Symphony Orchestra and then moved into artist management - first with the former Van Walsum Management and then at Harrison Parrott where she focussed particularly on developing the careers of young conductors. During her time there, she worked for (amongst others) Christoph von Dohnanyi, Ivan Fischer, Paavo Jarvi, Kirill Karabits, Krzysztof Urbanski, Xian Zhang and Elim Chan. In June 2016, after 20+ years, the latter half of which she served as a Director, Jennifer decided to seek new challenges as a consultant: current projects include the Budapest Festival Orchestra where she works on the artistic and touring planning alongside Ivan Fischer and Stefan Englert.
ICA Classics Label & Special Projects ManagerEmail Aurelie Baujean
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1581
After achieving her Masters in Management of Artistic Organisations at the Paris-Dauphine University, Aurelie started working in the TV production industry on diverse cultural shows in France. She then joined Ideale Audience International where she collaborated on various projects, including the Classic Archive Series and the documentary film “La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet” by Frederick Wiseman. Aurelie enjoys playing the piano, horse riding in her native Berry and sailing around the Mediterranean Sea.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Annette Förger
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1580
Born in Germany, Annette holds a diploma in classical and jazz saxophone from the University in Mainz, as well as an M.A. in musicology and German literature from the University in Frankfurt/Main. After a period of working as a music teacher and freelance saxophonist, she decided to develop her interest in opera and took up a position in the artistic planning office of Frankfurt Opera from 1999 to 2004. Relocating to the UK in 2004, she moved into the field of artist management and worked with a wide range of singers, instrumentalists and conductors, initially with Robert Gilder & Co, before taking up a position as Artist Manager with HarrisonParrott, where she developed a special interest in building the careers of young instrumentalists and conductors. She joined ICA in 2016 as a Senior Artist Manager. Annette is also an editor of the European Journal of Musicology and has published a book about Hans Werner Henze’s opera Der Prinz von Homburg.
Associate Artist ManagerEmail Katerina Kanavaki
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1585
Katerina completed piano performance studies in Greece and in Germany at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, attaining a Master’s degree. She worked for some years as a professional musician and educator in her native city of Athens. However, wanting always to work in the management sector of classical music, she moved to London in 2012 where she completed an MA degree in Cultural Policy & Management (City University). Following various placements with IMG Artists, Royal Opera House, Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras and CLB Management among others, she joined ICA in 2015. She has remained a member of the Royal Opera House Volunteer Programme while she enjoys working with the few piano students she has kept. She is fluent in Greek, English and German and has a good knowledge of French.
Artist Manager, Project Manager, Executive Assistant to Stephen WrightEmail Alexandra Knight
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1578
For her undergraduate degree Alexandra read Music at the University of Oxford, staying on after this in order to complete a Graduate Diploma in Law. Upon moving to London in 2012 she took her first job in artist management at Harrison/Parrott, before joining the ICA orchestral touring team at the end of 2013. Alexandra now enjoys a tripartite job with the agency, combining artist management, orchestral touring, and work on projects with Stephen Wright. A keen violinist, Alexandra also enjoys the opportunity to try out new languages when travelling; she speaks French and German, and has recently taken up the challenge of learning Russian.
Associate Artist ManagerEmail Anna Marcetteau
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1579
Anna studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, specialising in violin. Before joining ICA in 2014, Anna spent some time working in music management with several chamber groups, including the London International Players, and at the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival. Anna has always enjoyed playing violin and oboe in orchestras and chamber music groups and in her spare time loves walking, swimming, tennis and learning languages.
Associate Artist ManagerEmail Agnieszka Mikus
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1577
Agnieszka obtained a Bachelor of Medicine in Radiology Techniques from the Medical University of Warsaw before undertaking a Masters course of Medical Physics at the Warsaw University of Technology. At the same time, she completed a Master of Audio-visual Arts in Film and Television Production at the Silesian University in Katowice. Whilst pursuing her university career in native Poland, Agnieszka a was an intern at the Recording and Concert Division of the Polish Radio before moving to London to start a 6-month long internship at International Classical Artists. She joined a Vocal Department team at Hazard Chase in Cambridge before returning to ICA in 2015 to work with conductors and instrumentalists. In her free time, Aga enjoys traveling combined with discovering concert halls around the world, playing viola and documentary films.
Claire Parker-Paphitis (On maternity leave)
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Claire Parker-Paphitis (On maternity leave)
Claire joined ICA in August 2007 having completed her BMus at King’s College London with Violin studies at the Royal Academy of Music before gaining a Master’s degree in Conducting and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey. Outside of work, Claire stops her violin gathering dust by teaching a range of violin students and performing in a string quartet.
Associate Artist ManagerEmail Johan Pieters
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1584
Whilst obtaining his Honours degree in Marketing and a Post-graduate diploma in teaching, Johan also studied organ at the Conservatorium of the University of Potchefstroom, South Africa. After having taught music in a number of London schools, he worked in classical record sales before joining ICA in 2012. Johan has been a member of the London Philharmonic Choir and St. Paul’s Cathedral Chorus since his arrival in the UK in 2003. In addition to his interest in music, he also enjoys accumulating Air miles exploring the globe.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Monika Wiktorowicz
T: +44 (0)20 8834 1588
After studying piano, organ and musicology in her native Poland, Monika completed a post-graduate arts management diploma in London. Since 2000, she has worked with renowned conductors and orchestras at IMG Artists before joining ICA in 2009. With a strong interest in English medieval music, Monika also enjoys film, theatre and trekking in the mountains.