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.
We are delighted to welcome Swiss-Australian conductor, Elena Schwarz, to Sulivan Sweetland for general management.
Schwarz (b. 1985) is currently assistant conductor to Mikko Franck at the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, an appointment which has been extended until the end of the 2017/18 season. In May she stepped in at the last minute to conduct a programme of works by Ravel at Maison de Radio (Ma mère l’Oye, Shéhérazade, Daphnis et Chloé).
After studies in cello and musicology at Geneva University she took up conducting studies with Laurent Guy and Arthur Tamayo at the University of Geneva and Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. This was followed by further studies and masterclasses with Peter Eötvös, Matthias Pintscher, Bernard Haitink and Neeme Järvi.
Elena Schwarz’s success in the Panula Competition (2nd Prize, 2015), and Princess Astrid Competition (1st Prize, 2014) was followed by her appointment as the first ever Joint Assistant Conductor to two orchestras in Australia: Asher Fisch at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Marko Letonja at the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra where this season she conducts a range of programmes and repertoire.
Her recent performances also include the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta de Lausanne and Orchestre de Cannes, and “Portraits” of Nicolas Bacri with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and of Olga Neuwirth with the Lucerne Festival Academy. She collaborates regularly with contemporary music ensembles such as Contrechamps, Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain and Argonaut. Her first commercial recording of Berg's Chamber Concerto with Renaud Capuçon and Marta Argerich was released last week on Warner Classics.
We are thrilled to announce that Augustin Hadelich has been named Instrumentalist of the Year (2018) by Musical America joining such illustrious forebears as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Itzhak Perlman and Yehudi Menuhin.
Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver return to Turner Sims for the final concert in their Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle
Christoph König returns to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with two concerts on 12 and 13 October in Glasgow and Inverness