TACT & IMG Artists Announce New Alliance

By Francisco Salazar

IMG Artists and TACT Artists Management have announced a strategic alliance that will involve their vocal departments working together to pool expertise and resources.

The new alliance will ensure a broader international network for their rosters and full access to the range of expertise within both companies.

In a statement, John Evans, Chief Operating Officer, IMG Artists said, “Alliances have always been a tool for growth and by joining together with TACT’s vocal department, IMG Artists will continue to meet the changing needs of our artists whether they be one of great singers of our time or a young artist we are nurturing and supporting in the early stages of their career.”

Dari Dimova, Managing Director, TACT Artists Management added, “TACT began its success story over twenty years ago as an association of independent managers who shared a standard of excellence, network and ambition to deliver the highest quality standards in classical music management. This collaborative spirit, which is an intrinsic part of the TACT strategy, led to an initial partnership with IMGA for a couple of artists. This fruitful cooperation inspired us to look for a broader alliance with IMGA, with whom we share the same ethics, passion and professionalism.”

IMG Artists is currently representing such artists as sopranos Ying Fang and Mélissa Petit; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis; tenor Lawrence Brownlee; baritones Justin Austin and Stéphane Degout; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel; and bass David Leigh.

Meanwhile, TACT represents soprano Ewa Płonka; mezzo-sopranos Aigul Akhmetshina, Rihab Chaieb and Yulia Matochkina; tenors Long Long and Mauro Peter; baritone Boris Pinkhasovich; bass-baritone Derek Welton; and bass Adam Palka.