Jennifer interviews R. Douglas Sheldon, Senior Vice President and Director of Columbia Artists Management International. Mr. Sheldon is one of the best known and most respected artist managers in the field of classical music, managing some of the world’s preeminent artists and ensembles. In this interview, he discusses the role of a manager, his personal experiences, the future of classical music, and what he believes it takes for an artist to find a great manager.
Julia interviews world-renowned conductor Valery Gergiev shortly before he conducted the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra in Mahler’s 5th Symphony and Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. He discusses the years of training and preparation that are required for a conducting career and the magic that he feels on stage while conducting.