We believe that a long-term vision is the best way of creating a relationship based on confidence with our partners who are both artists as well as promoters. We also believe that the credibility of our profession is closely related to our artistic, moral and human principles without any concessions. We mobilise all our energy and all our enthusiasm without ever setting aside our values in order to maintain the confidence that allows the artists to be completely absorbed in their career and that has the promoters remain loyal to our artists.
Laurent Delage was born in Paris, he grew up in a very musical family becoming a music-lover himself too and graduating from the French "Grande Ecole" for Management, EM Lyon. Coming to Vienna for the first time in 1992 he was an Erasmus-student at the Vienna University for Economics, however simultaneously also working as a private-secretary for pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.
After completing his degree he joined the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Vienna and also decided to become an artists’ manager and thus committed to a Viennese artists’ agency for singers such as Julia Varady, Peter Dvorsky, Anatoli Kotscherga, Sergej Larin, and conductors such as Alain Lombard and Fabio Luisi a. o. He moved for some time to London accepting the offer to assist Lord Yehudi Menuhin’s and Vadim Repin’s manager. This significant experience motivated him to establish himself as an independent artists’ manager in 1999.
Since then and over all these years he has been focussing on the management of opera-singers, stage-directors and conductors while also keeping the door open for touring-projects of orchestras and chamber-ensembles.
Aside from his position as General Secretary of the AEAA (Association Européenne des Agents Artistiques), Laurent Delage is a Full Member of the IAMA (International Artist Managers' Association), OMAI (Opera Managers Association International), DOKA (Vereinigung der Deutschsprachigen Opern- und Konzertagenturen) as well as an Associate Member of the AFAA (Association Française des Agents Artistiques).
Laurent Delage has been granted both a licence (license number in Austria: 100710R01/08; numéro d'inscription au registre national français des agents artistiques: 2014-01119) and an authorization from the Austrian Republic in order to be enabled to work as an artist manager in Austria and abroad.
Laurent Delage would like to thank its fiscal advisor Wolfgang Steirer for his faithful collaboration since the very beginning.
Marion Rutzendorfer studied Comparative Literature and French at the University of Vienna (with study periods in Paris, Dublin and Verona). She then taught German Language and Cultural Studies at the University of Szeged (Hungary) and at the Adam–Miczkiewicz–University, Poznań (Poland). In the following years she was part of the HR Department of an international company in Poland and in Slovakia. Back to Austria she focused on Arts and Culture Education and worked for the Gustav–Klimt–Zentrum, the Vienna Secession, et al.. Joining our team in april 2019, Marion speaks German (mother tongue), French, English, Italian, Spanish, some Hungarian, Polish and a little Slovak.