Victoria Rowsell Artist Management was founded in 2005. The company is dedicated to managing and developing the careers of classical musicians. We are very selective about our artists, only representing those with whom we feel a particular personal and artistic affinity. We believe this is the best way to support music and our clients with the greatest conviction and integrity.
Aude-Marie Auphan – Managing Director
Aude-Marie Auphan joined Victoria Rowsell Artist Management in March 2014. She previously worked as Operations Manager for Tarisio, Auction House of Fine String Instruments, as well as running her own business.A professionally trained cellist, Aude-Marie studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and held the post of Principal Cello with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra until 2008. A native of France educated in the United Kingdom, Aude Marie is fluent in French, English and Greek.
Contact for: Philippe Bach, Joseph Swensen, Louis Lortie, Simon Trpčeski, Ildikó Szabó, Itamar Zorman
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Nicolas Papageorgiou – Director, Artist Management
Nicolas Papageorgiou joined Victoria Rowsell Artist Management in July 2014, originally as Administrator, becoming Associate Artist Manager in April 2015 and Artist Manager in September 2016. A former orchestral musician, he spent fifteen years as principal timpanist of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra following studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam. He has always been a passionate advocate for musicians’ rights and welfare; he was president of the Musicians’ Guild of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra between 2005 and 2011, and has a Masters degree in European Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from Keele University. He is fluent in English, Greek and French
Contact for: Jan Söderblom, Dimitris Botinis, Catherine Larsen-Maguire, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Geneva Lewis,
Roman Rabinovich, Llŷr Williams, Jonathan Swensen
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Clara Loeb – Assistant
Clara Loeb joined Victoria Rowsell Artist Management as Assistant in 2023. She is a professionally trained violist, with a performance degree from Southern Methodist University in Texas and an MA from the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has also previously worked in the food industry as a plant-based Chef and Operations Manager of a London based restaurant. Originally from the US, Clara is fluent in English and French and conversational in Italian.
photo ©Albie Chambers
Our Founder – Victoria Rowsell
Victoria Rowsell began her career in the music industry in 1977, joining Van Walsum Management in its formative years and helping develop the company into one of the leading London music agencies. For 10 years she was deputy managing director and in that time, she managed the careers of some of the foremost artists of our time, amongst them Esa Pekka Salonen, Paavo Berglund, Kent Nagano, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Vernon Handley and Mitsuko Uchida. In 2005 she left to form Victoria Rowsell Artist Management.
Before joining VWM Victoria was PA to the editors of the Architect’s Journal, and the New Statesman at a time when the New Statesman was the crucible of what has emerged as one of the greatest generations of writers and political commentators.
Victoria’s background informed her values, which she shared throughout her eighteen years at the head of Victoria Rowsell Artist Management, and in particular on the identification, nurturing and development of individual artistic voices who continue to make the broadest contribution to the artistic and cultural life around the world. Her values are reflected in the continued achievements of several generations of artists with whom she worked for over 45 years
photo ©John Tudor