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Rachel Bertaut

Rachel Bertaut

Senior Artist Manager

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Isabella Bartlett

Isabella Bartlett

Assistant Artist Manager


General Management with Askonas Holt Partner Managers: Germany, Switzerland, Austria: Impresariat Simmenauer Japan: Pacific Concert Management, Hiromi Tanaka South America: Conciertos Grapa, Carlos Grynfeld Italy: Cesare Venturi Spain: Atalanta Artists

About Saleem

Saleem Ashkar’s recent and future concerto highlights include the Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestre National de Lyon, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia, Konzerthaus Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Copenhagen Philharmonic.

Previous seasons have seen him perform with the Deutsche's Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Helsinki Philharmonic, the Detroit, St Louis, Vancouver and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony orchestras and on a three-week tour to Australia. Saleem has a close relationship with many leading conductors including David Afkham, Daniel Barenboim, Jakub Hrůša, Pietari Inkinen, Fabio Luisi, Kazushi Ono and Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider.

A dedicated recitalist and chamber musician, Saleem has a particularly strong reputation as a Beethoven specialist and has performed a complete Sonata cycle in Prague, Duisburg and at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Recent and future highlights include recitals at Oslo Opera House, Wigmore Hall in London, Queen’s Hall in Copenhagen, Milan Verdi Conservatory Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Boulez Saal Berlin and Musikverein Vienna.

Saleem’s most recent recording for Decca Records was a complete Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle. The final volumes were released in the 2022/23 season.

Saleem is Artistic Director of the Galilee Chamber Orchestra, formed of young and professional musicians to encourage collaboration between the Arab and Jewish communities in Israel. Saleem works with the orchestra both as conductor and soloist. In March 2022, they made their debut at Carnegie Hall in a programme with Joshua Bell as soloist and at Koerner Hall, Toronto. Recent engagements included a highly-acclaimed European tour, which included performances at Konzerthaus Berlin and Rheingau Festival.

Saleem is based in Berlin
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23/24 Season Highlights

Feb 2023
Konzerthalle Bamberg, Germany
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 Bamberger Symphoniker Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (conductor)
Oct 2023
Gävle Konserthus, Gävle
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Gävle Symfoniorkester Douglas Boyd (conductor)
Nov 2023
Palau de la Música de Valencia, Spain
Mendelssohn: Piano concerto No. 1 Orquesta de Valencia Ariane Matiakh (conductor)