Established in London in 2013, Emblem Artists is a classical music agency dedicated to the bespoke management of a select roster of leading international classical artists. Having recently moved its operations to Melbourne, Emblem Artists is now enjoying specialising and focusing its business in Australasia.
Founder and Director Elaine Armstrong has over 16 years international industry experience combined with a lifelong passion for communication through music. As an Oxford music graduate and talented violinist, Elaine joined IMG Artists in 2004 and successfully worked for a large roster of their most prestigious clients including Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Nikolaj Znaider amongst others. From 2010 Elaine undertook the role of Artistic Manager of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, which involved managing a diverse array of responsibilities from engaging international conductors/soloists, to undertaking the role of producer for many of the orchestra’s more unconventional programmes involving screen and special lighting, commercial concerts and opera-in-concert.
Dedicated to nurturing talented emerging artists, Elaine has served on the judging panels of the Australian Broadcast Corporation’s Young Performer of the Year Awards and the Sydney Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Competitions. In addition to managing the careers of already established artists, Emblem Artists also looks forward to nurturing the careers of its Australian rising stars.