Sulivan Sweetland is an international artist management company developing the careers of conductors, solo instrumentalists and ensembles all over the world. Our hallmarks are our integrity and our imaginative approach which delivers a bespoke service tailored to the individual’s needs.
Our boutique team of six complements experience with a curiosity for developing trends in concert presentation reflecting the diverse audiences of today’s world. We share a passion for classical music, a desire to nurture and support our musicians and a belief in the fundamental power of classical music to connect peoples and enrich all lives.
Following positions at the Hanover Staatsoper and Theater Chemnitz, Anja Bihlmaier was appointed 1st Kappellmeisterin and Deputy Music Director at the Staatstheater Kassel (2015-2018) where she conducted a number of subscription concerts including Mahler Das Lied von der Erde in addition to opera productions.
Her strong musical instinct and fresh approach have earned Ms Bihlmaier numerous supporters. Recent performances include concerts with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover and Bremen Philharmonic whilst outside Germany she has conducted the Residentie Orkest The Hague, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Lahti Symphony Orchestras.
Current opera productions include Strauss Die Fledermaus and Mozart Die Zauberflöte at the Vienna Volksoper and Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Malmö Opera.
The Award was presented by the Association of British Orchestras as part of the ABO Classical Music Awards which celebrate excellence in the fields of orchestral, concert hall and artist management.
“The winner of the award this time around has long enjoyed a reputation for the integrity and imagination with which she handles the careers of ‘conventional’ classical music artists, such as violinist Augustin Hadelich and conductor Elena Schwarz. However, since her earliest days in the profession she has had a taste for the eclectic. One way this was demonstrated in the past year has been the exciting developments in the international career of mandolinist Avi Avital. But what especially caught the jury’s eye was our winner’s work for the bold, mould-breaking and ever-creative sitar player and composer, Anoushka Shankar. This work demands special levels of skill and commitment”
On 18th April, Vadym Kholodenko performs with the BBC SSO in a concert alongside conductor Nick Carter, in Glasgow City Halls. He will perform Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini.
On Monday 15 April Adam Walker performs with Tabea Zimmerman (viola) and Agnes Clement (harp) as part of a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime concert at the Wigmore Hall.