► AEAA Board Statement

Photo: new AEAA Board at the General Assembly in Brussels on 7 May 2022 (from left to right: Laurent Delage, Catherine von Mutius, Giovanna Losco, Réda Sidi-Boumedine, Zdenka Kachlova, Jonas Grunau).

This year’s General Assembly on 6 & 7 May in Brussels - the first time face-to-face since 2019 - was not only the occasion to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of our beloved European Association, but also to elect a new Board.

Here the names of the newly elected board members:

Réda Sidi-Boumedine, President

Giovanna Losco, Vice President

Laurent Delage*, General Secretary

Zdenka Kachlova, Treasurer

Catherine von Mutius*, Incumbent

Jonas Grunau*, Incumbent

*New member of the Board

In order to assist the Board in its everyday tasks, we are delighted that Ada Baillon has accepted our invitation to continue as Executive Secretary. We also thank the three outgoing Board members Vladimir Dedyukhin, Andreas Kirchner and Pawel Orski for all their work during their mandates.

On behalf of the AEAA, the Board would also like to thank the Théâtre de la Monnaie and its director, Peter de Caluwe, for hosting this General Assembly in excellent conditions and for his relevant and inspiring contribution to our members.

The new Board will dedicatedly stand up for the interests of our profession and of the artists we are proud to manage, for coordinating and developing our network with members, partner associations, classical music presenters (concert, opera) as well as political authorities

The task is great and highly challenging in these still persistently very difficult times. Nonetheless, we can regard it as an opportunity to look for new sources of hope, for instance in accommodating true human relationships through our Association. More than ever we need to be determined, united and coordinated. This is the spirit of the AEAA, this is the spirit of its Board.

► General Assembly 2023

The next AEAA General Assembly will take place in April 2023 in Vienna, more info to come

► AEAA’s statement on war in Ukraine

All members of our AEAA are deeply shocked by what has been happening in Ukraine over the past week. War may be back in Europe but we are more united than ever and wish to extend our sympathy and our full solidarity with the Ukrainian people affected by this terrifying situation. At the same time, we do not forget the Russian people who are also mortified, suffer from sanctions and who share with us the vision that all our relations must be based on peace, brotherhood, mutual respect and freedom. The AEAA is a European association, born after the Second World War in 1947 to build a strong network of artist managers based on a Europe united by culture and camaraderie. Let us stand together, and without hatred, so that we may express again our art without the deafening, dreadful and disastrous cry of war in Ukraine, and work for a lasting peace.

► Latest GA

The last General Assembly of the AEAA took place on May 6 and 7, 2022 in Brussels. It was the 75th anniversary of the AEAA.