STEPHEN H. JUDSON
Stephen Judson is an accomplished entrepreneur, who is well known and highly respected in the arts, music and entertainment world. He began his career as an assistant to Seiji Ozawa, Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestras. He then joined Columbia Artists Management Inc. At 25 years old, he was the youngest vice president in the firm’s 75-year history.
He founded Judson Management Group, Inc. (JMGI) in 1992 to provide artists and arts organizations with representation for corporate sponsorship. The first company in North America to identify this specialty as timely, JMGI successfully built a business to leverage commerce in the service of art and culture. Clients of the firm have included Luciano Pavarotti, Columbia Artists Management, Inc., the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, Credit Suisse, Chase Manhattan Bank, Seagram Latin America, Chrysler, General Motors, and Mercedes-Benz, among numerous others.
Mr. Judson is an authority on business and marketing communications, he frequently consults with senior management of major corporations around the world on sensitive communications, marketing and management issues.
Mr. Judson has been published in The New York Times and is a frequent speaker and panelist on business, communications and the arts. He possesses advanced French language skills and is a graduate of Boston University School for the Arts.
Chris Williams is an accomplished manager of artistic talent whose deft interpersonal skills and business savvy have allowed him to notch an impressive array of accomplishments in the classical music business.
After studying viola performance as an undergraduate and earning a master of music degree from Yale University, Williams joined Frank Salomon Associates in 2010. There, he took on two roles, working both as an executive assistant to the president and as an artist manager and senior booking associate. In addition to managing Sybarite5, he also provided associate management services to Richard Goode, Leon Fleisher, Lise de la Salle and Alon Goldstein.
Throughout his career, Williams has accumulated significant experience in booking artists, demonstrated a knack for forging close relationships, built up a strong network of arts presenters, and provided his artists with valuable consulting services on a wide range of topics relevant to their careers and future success.