Artist manager Gaetan Le Divelec to join Atlanta Symphony as VP of artistic planning

Posted on: May 31, 2022

“French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new music director, has brought along a close French-born advisor and colleague to be her artistic right-hand,” writes Susan Elliott in Thursday’s (5/26) Musical America (subscription required). “He is Gaetan Le Divelec, her former artist manager, newly named ASO VP of artistic planning…. Le Divelec was Stutzmann’s artist manager at the powerful, London-based Askonas Holt, one of the biggest artist management firms in the world. After 20 years in the job—managing Stutzmann, Matthias Pintscher, Sir András Schiff, Robin Ticciati, and Alisa Weilerstein, and other luminaries—he quit in fall 2020, citing the difficulty of being in the performing arts during the pandemic…. Le Divelec has since been consulting…. [He served] on the juries of … the Leeds International Piano Competition and the Hong Kong International Conducting Competition [and] was a trustee of the International Artist Management Association (IAMA) [and] the Leicester International Music Festivals…. A native of Nantes, Le Divelec moved to the UK in 1986. He majored in oboe performance and studied piano, conducting, and composition at the Royal Academy of Music and studied at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies and Canada’s Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity.”