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  • Fabiana Dalpiaz

    Senior Artist Manager fabiana.dalpiaz@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1736
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  • Fabiana Dalpiaz

    Senior Artist Manager

    Italian-born Fabiana joined Askonas Holt in 1998 when she became Artist Manager. Before joining Askonas Holt, she obtained a PhD in History of the Russian Language at the University of Florence, Italy, studied one year at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (having been awarded a scholarship by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and at the London School of Economics. She also gathered extensive international experience having worked in Ukraine and travelling to Armenia, India, Mongolia and Siberia with Civil Service International. Her hobbies include rock climbing, skiing, playing the piano, and going to the theatre (Ibsen, Chekhov and Beckett are among her favourites).

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  • Sophie Dand

    Artist Manager sophie.dand@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1712
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  • Sophie Dand

    Artist Manager

    Sophie was born in Manchester and studied Music at King’s College London, where she was Social Secretary of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Sophie joined Askonas Holt fresh out of university in summer 2007, as an intern in the Vocal Department, before becoming an Assistant Artist Manager, as well as taking the role of PA to Robert Rattray, Former CEO, from 2010 to 2013. When not attending concerts or opera performances, she enjoys socialising with friends, swimming, cycling, and the occasional moment of madness (including her debut tandem hang glide off the coast of Sydney!)

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  • Jo Fry

    Senior Artist Manager jo.fry@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1733
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  • Jo Fry

    Senior Artist Manager

    After reading music at Edinburgh University, Jo joined the record company Select Music – working as a label manager and then in international A&R for Naxos Records. He then went to Decca Records as an Executive Producer, for artists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alfred Brendel, Danielle de Niese and Albrecht Mayer – before moving across to the world of management at Askonas Holt in late 2009. Outside of work (but before children came along!), Jo founded and conducted the chamber choir VOX, and composed and recorded scores for various short films, film trailers, adverts and numerous choral works. Jo ran the 2017 London Marathon!

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  • Mark Hildrew

    Executive Director mark.hildrew@askonasholt.co.uk
    +44 (0)20 7400 1730
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  • Mark Hildrew

    Executive Director

    Mark joined Lies Askonas as a Director in May 1994, becoming a Director of Askonas Holt in December 1998, and succeeding to Executive Director in January 2014. Born in Cambridge and educated at Kings College, University of London BMus and AKC, Mark has been working as an artist manager since 1984. He has managed many major artists including Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Maxim Vengerov, Boris Berezovsky, Frans Brüggen, Angela Gheorghiu, Elīna Garanča, and for more than 25 years has had a very close collaboration with artists from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and the Republics of Armenia and Georgia. Mark enjoys time in Italy in the sun with good food and wine.