About us


The Association Européenne des Agents Artistiques (AEAA) was founded by a group of artist managers, concert agents and impresarios from six European countries in December 1947. Originally called “Association Européene des Directeurs des Bureaux de Concerts et Spectacles” it was co-founded in Paris by a group of colleagues and friends: Charles Kiesgen, Maurice Dandelot, Marcel de Valmalete in France, Harold Holt of Great Britain, Johan Beek and Dr. de Koos from Holland, Clara Camus and Ada Finzi from Italy, Rudolf Goette and Dr. Winderstein from Germany, Imre Kun in Hungary and Roger Lindberg from Finland. Within short time other European agents joined the Association. The aims were to maintain exchanges and positive relations all while defending a profession where artists were too often in precarious situations. A vision of Europe ahead of its time.

Today with more than 90 members in 19 countries our association continues to grow. Its professionalism, enthusiasm and friendly atmosphere remains intact and true to the spirit of its founding fathers.

The first Président was Harold Holt, followed by Wilfrid van Wyck, Helmer Enwall, Maurice Dandelot, Michael Reiner, Gaston Ariën, Hans Schlote, Herbert Droz, Klaus Menzel, Marie-Anne de Valmalete, Patrizia Garassi, Hans Ulrich Schmid, Pieter G. Alferink, Patrick Garvey, Herve Corre de Valmalete, Benedikt Weingartner, Andrea Hampl, Mark Stephan Buhl and Réda Sidi Boumedine.

Current Board Members

Réda Sidi-Boumedine President
Giovanna Losco Vice President
Laurent Delage General Secretary
Zdenka Kachlova Treasurer
Catherine von Mutius Incumbent
Jonas Grunau Incumbent
Ada Baillon Executive Secretary


www.classicalmusicartists.com (CMA) is the online directory of artist managements being members of either AEAA or IAMA and the artists they represent. Set up in 1999 in print as “Classical Music Artists – Who Represents Whom“, the CMA shows the representations of more than 8500 artists and ensembles in diferent countries or territories and thus is a relevant source of information for orchestras, festivals and other presenters. The database is constantly monitored to prevent clashes of interests on the grounds that every artist is exclusively managed by only one agency per country / territory. The CMA levy is an obligatory part of the AEAA membership fee.

CMA is a joint project between AEAA and IAMA (International Artists Managers Association).