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.