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 announce that Anja Bihlmaier has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra from August 2020, conducting a minimum of 3 weeks per season for an initial period of three years.
Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s General Manager, Teemu Kirjonen explains “Anja Bihlmaier’s first appearance with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in December 2018 aroused enormous enthusiasm both among our players and from the audience. She seems to get a similar reaction wherever she goes. And we are very happy that she will conduct regularly in Lahti for some years to come”
Anja Bihlmaier is developing a strong international career and assumes the position of Principal Conductor of the Residentie Orkest in the Hague from August 2021. Highlights of the 19/20 season include performances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestr, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken alongside opera performances at Malmö Opera (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Volksoper Wien (Carmen and Fledermaus) and Norrlandsoperan (Hansel und Gretel).
For a list of performances please see here.
Full biography and videos can be found on our website.
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”
Vadym Kholodenko returns to Scotland for performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Søndergård.
The Dudok Quartet Amsterdam offers two masterpieces in their Wigmore Hall debut this weekend (6 October) - Haydn String Quartet Op 20 No 5 and Mendelssohn String Quartet No 6 Op 80 , coinciding with their new Haydn disc being released this week on Resonus Classics.