Stephen Wright acquired Van Walsum Management in September 2008 and set out to create a twenty-first century management agency that goes beyond the ‘booking agent’ of past decades to encompass total career planning, including the co-ordination of an artist’s audio and audiovisual recordings, broadcasts and the handling of digital rights as an essential part of the management process. Under new leadership the company has gone from strength to strength, forging new collaborative partnerships with the industry-leading audio visual digital platform medici.tv whilst continuing to focus on excellence in its worldwide management of artists, orchestral touring and the development of innovative projects.
Core values include a flexible approach, a boutique nature allowing dedicated personal service and the hand tailoring of work to suit clients' needs. Our work encompasses every aspect of our artists’ professional lives. We believe in forging collaborative and creative partnerships and represent some of the most significant and stimulating artists of today.
The discovery of new talent is essential to what we do, and for more than three decades we are proud to have introduced audiences to a number of artists who have gone on to earn international recognition. Such artists include Yuri Bashmet, Mitsuko Uchida, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mariss Jansons and many more.
Based in Waterloo, London, International Classical Artists today represents some of the world’s leading artists, ensembles and orchestras and operates around the world.