Established in 1992, Esther Schollum Artists' Management has become the go-to resource for international placement and contracting of vocalists, conductors, directors, and orchestras, including tours and entire opera productions.
To offer the best personalised service – absolutely required for her tailored recommendations – Esther Schollum works as a solo practitioner and maintains close contact with all of her partners; this is on top of her close-knit network in the international world of music. Her extensive knowledge of works, period styles, venues and regional and national musical characters is rounded off by her origins in Vienna, world capital of classical music and home of Esther’s company ever since its founding.
Esther Schollum is also a guest lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna as well as at the University of Arts Graz and the Mozarteum Salzburg and prepares voice students for their lives and professional careers as professional singers. She also enjoys reading, attending music events, and recreational running.
Mag. Esther Schollum
With a double major in Translation and Interpreting (French and Spanish) and ten years of experience in event management, press relations, communications and adult education, Esther Schollum founded Esther Schollum Artists’ Management in 1992, specialising in the representation of classical artists; ever since then, she has been working as an independent agent. In 2013 she became a lecturer at three of the top universities in the field (MDW, KUG, Mozarteum Salzburg) and has been sharing her extensive real-world knowledge with young artists, both about entering upon an artist’s career and about working with agents, promoters and presenters.
Matthias Gruber, B.A.
Matthias Gruber has been working for Esther Schollum Artists’ Management since 2013. He is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Musicology at the University of Vienna. At the same time he pursues the newly established course in Dramaturgy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 2013 he was a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner-Verband Wien at the Bayreuth Festival and sang in the choir of the Burg Gars Opera from 2014 through 2016. Since October 2017 Matthias Gruber has also been a study assistant at the Institute of Music Sociology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.