Fazer Artists’ Management Inc., founded in 1903, is one of the world’s oldest artists’ agencies in the field of classical music. The company is the exclusive representative in Finland of numerous international artists ranging from celebrated maestros to wonderful young talents. The glorious history of Fazer Artists’ Management includes a long tradition of collaborating with the most distinguished Russian artists. The company organized the first appearances in the West for Svjatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich and David Oistrakh, among others. By comparison, in the early 20th century such artists as Gustav Mahler and Pablo Casals were represented and hosted by Fazer in Helsinki on their way to St. Petersburg. Fazer also organized the first international tour for the famous Russian Imperial Ballet.
Today, Fazer Artists Management is the leading artists’ agency in Finland. The company also organizes events itself at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. In recent years, these have included piano recitals for Grigory Sokolov, Murray Perahia, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Olli Mustonen and concerts for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Fazer Artists’ Management Inc. is a full member of IAMA.