Chairman | Head of Artist ManagementEmail Stephen Wright
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2642
Having left Cambridge University where Stephen studied law and modern languages, he co-founded the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company. Stephen then set up and ran the European office of an American concert management agency, Shawconcerts Ltd, after which he joined Harold Holt Ltd, later becoming Managing Director. Among the artists he managed were Mariss Jansons, Neville Marriner, John Eliot Gardiner and Seiji Ozawa. Stephen left Harold Holt with his division to set up IMG Artists Europe in 1991 where he became MD with responsibility for developing the business internationally. Stephen also established an audiovisual department at IMG Artists, setting up the BBC Legends CD label and producing a number of television and DVD programmes.
Co-ChairmanEmail Ian Smallbone
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2621
Ian Smallbone graduated with a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge and joined the concert agency world in 1988 as a junior member of the orchestral touring department of Harold Holt Ltd. Two years later, Ian moved as part of the group that formed IMG Artists’ new European enterprise in 1991, working with a wide range of orchestras and artists. In 1996 Ian moved to Kuala Lumpur having secured IMG Artists’ consultancy for the creation and establishment of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, helping build the joint organisation from scratch to its hugely successful inaugural three seasons. Since 2013, Ian has run his own event management and touring consultancy, working on a recently concluded consultancy with IMGA’s touring division as well as a number of other European clients developing new projects. Ian joins ICA to concentrate on a range of developments, including the areas of Orchestral Touring & Projects, and ICA's expanding role in Asia.
Managing Director and Chief Financial OfficerEmail Peter Martin
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2629
Peter has had a long and distinguished career in Arts Management. He was formerly Director of Finance and Projects at Askonas Holt, and Finance Director at the Southbank Centre. More recently he lived for 5 years in France, working as a professional lutenist. Since his return to the UK he has resumed his arts management career, working at the Barbican Centre as Head of Finance. Peter is a music graduate from Churchill College, Cambridge, and a chartered accountant.
Manager, Special ProjectsEmail Aurelie Baujean
T: +44 (0)7944 070231
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.
ConsultantEmail Cathy Carson
T: +44 (0)75381 79065
Cathy Carson read History and then Music at the University of Newcastle- upon- Tyne. She has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, John Eliot Gardiner / Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra and with agencies Harold Holt and IMG amongst others. Joining Stephen Wright again in October 2010, she manages a number of ICA artists and their projects. In addition to music, other interests include cryptic crosswords, planning the garden and handling the media career of her husband’s rescue dog, Marcel.
Artist AdministratorEmail Rosie Chapman
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2637
Rosie read music at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2009. After working with Aldeburgh Festival and Academy of Ancient Music, Rosie moved to London and worked with Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Rosie is a violinist and pianist and loves baking and cooking in her small but perfectly formed kitchen. She speaks conversational French and German and joined the ICA Artist Management team in 2014.
Manager, Projects and ToursEmail Johanna Cruickshank
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2626
Johanna managed world-wide orchestral tours at IMG Artists for 15 years. Previously Administrator of the European Community Youth Orchestra, she moved into freelance arts and tour management for, among others, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra New York and the inaugural tours of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. A longstanding interest in photography led to an Art History Degree, an MA in Photographic Collections and several academic research projects. Next to her ICA work, Johanna runs her own picture framing business Framing Star.
Head of Digital | Operations & Marketing ManagerEmail Martin Kendrick
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2622
After 5 years of running his own music website, playing guitar in a few bands and working in the digital departments of independent record companies, Martin joined ICA in 2010. He currently heads up the company’s digital offering, I.T. and marketing as well as ICA Films, the company’s video production department.
Associate Artist and Tours ManagerEmail Alexandra Knight
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2625
Alexandra read Music at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2011 and staying on in ‘the city of dreaming spires’ in order to complete a post-graduate Diploma in Law. Upon moving to London in 2012, she worked at Harrison Parrott and Music Inter Alia before joining the ICA Projects & Tours team in 2013. Alexandra is a violinist, and also enjoys the opportunity to try out new languages when on tour – she speaks French and German, and has recently taken up the challenge of learning Russian.
Artist AdministratorEmail Anna Marcetteau
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2647
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.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Janet Marsden
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2632
Janet performed in a rock band in Liverpool before studying viola with Nannie Jamieson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following post-graduate study in arts management she worked in the marketing department of the London Philharmonic and for Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s period ensembles. She joined ICA in 1997.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Claire Parker-Paphitis
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2631
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.
Head of Audio, ICA ClassicsEmail John Pattrick
T: +44 (0)13 0386 3424
Having reading History at Cambridge University, John joined EMI in 1965 where he spent the next 31 years working in the UK, including almost a decade as Director of EMI Classics UK and an equivalent period abroad in Sweden, Holland and the US where he was Vice President Angel/EMI Classics before returning to the UK in 1988 to become Vice President of EMI Classics International. In 1997, he joined IMG Artists as a consultant and set up with Stephen Wright, IMG Artist's Audio Visual Division, becoming it's Director, producing and distributing the BBC Legends label as well as working on many other projects including Classic Archive DVD with Ideale Audience and the Great Conductors of the 20th Century CD series distributed by EMI. After the acquisition of the AV Division by Medici Arts in 2007, he spent the next two years as Director, Medici Audio before joining ICA Limited in 2010.
Artist AdministratorEmail Johan Pieters
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2636
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 Liz Sam
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2640
Liz has worked in the arts for 15 years. After studying at the Queensland Conservatorium and The University of Queensland, she worked in orchestral management in Australia. She has worked at ICA since 2001.
Senior Artist and Tours ManagerEmail Andrew Strange
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2626
Andrew has extensive experience as a manager in both orchestral touring and artist management, having spent ten years with IMG Artists Europe and subsequently working with Harrison/Parrott, Rayfield Allied and Worldwide Artists. In orchestral touring, his prestigious clients have included the Pittsburgh, Dallas, BBC Symphony and BBC Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras. As artist manager, he has worked with major names including Nicola Benedetti, Jiri Belohlavek, Leila Josefowicz and Sakari Oramo. Andrew is a graduate of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music, and is a professional-level violist.
Finance ManagerEmail Sofia Vale
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2646
Sofia graduated in 2010 with a Business Administration degree from the University of Porto, Portugal, with 6 months at the Grande École INSEEC in Paris, France. After working for KPMG as a financial auditor, she studied for her Masters Degree in International Business at the London campus of the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. Joining ICA in 2013, Sofia has been able to combine her two passions: music and business. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, attending ballet classes and playing the piano when possible – sadly she had to leave her own behind in Portugal.
Louise Waller-Smith (on maternity leave)
Head of DVD, ICA ClassicsEmail Louise Waller-Smith (on maternity leave)
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2624
Having read Music at Bristol University, followed by a Masters degree in Marketing, Louise began working for Stephen Wright at IMG Artists in 2002. She moved with Stephen to his new consultancy company, where she worked on Kenneth Branagh’s film of Mozart’s Magic Flute amongst other audiovisual projects. Louise joined ICA in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking and travelling, particularly in France and Italy.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Monika Wiktorowicz
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2628
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.