artists international management, inc., now in its 23rd season, is a dynamic management team that draws on previous experience in music and art, marketing and international media.
We represent international artists of outstanding achievement who appear at most prestigious concert halls world-wide. Our artist roster includes chamber ensembles, conductors, vocalists, pianists, string soloists, woodwind soloists and composers. We also assist young rising stars to reach their goal of international appearances. These young artists have won top prizes at renowned international music competitions.
aim's primary focus is to serve as an important impetus for the exchange of musicians between the United States and Europe. Our specific interests are to expand the established career of the distinguished artist and the long-term career development of the fine young generation. Our management service includes, also, promotion in European media based on our connections that were built while our multi-lingual staff lived and worked abroad.
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Birgit Schmid-Salm is the President of aim – artists international management, inc, which she founded in 1990 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA to promote music careers and to arrange for the artistic exchange between the United States and Europe. Since then, her work has been highlighted by her artists’ successful debuts at most prestigious concert halls, opera companies and music festivals, such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, Berlin Philharmonic or London’s Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall; New York City Opera, Met Opera; Spoleto Festival, Salzburg Festival, Halle’s Handel Festival or the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele.
Since June 2002, Ms. Schmid-Salm has been invited by the Semper Opera in Dresden to participate as Observer at the ‘Competizione dell’ Opera’. One of the largest singing competitions worldwide, the final round is held at the Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany.
Ms. Schmid-Salm began her professional career with media work in Europe at ARD Broadcasting with TV news under anchor Ulrich Kienzle and film production under French director Armand Gatti filming “Le Passage de l’Ebre” in Germany (Stuttgart Studio SDR). She also worked in the division of Foreign Affairs with correspondent Klaus Huwe in France (Paris Studio) and assisted British entertainer David Frost in New Zealand in a 10 program series called “Frost over New Zealand” (Auckland, NZBC-TV, Research). Subsequently, she was engaged at ZDF, the largest TV station in Germany, (Mainz, CEO-Office, International Affairs) where she was in charge of the arrangements and protocol of annual conferences of CEO's of German, Swiss and Austrian Broadcasting organizations.
Her worldwide travels with her husband led them to the USA, where she changed the course of her career by completing her earlier studies in music and joining The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra as soprano under Conductor David Randolph in1988. With Masterwork, Ms. Schmid-Salm performed major classical choral works from the baroque to contemporary in New York’s metropolitan area, including regular performances at Carnegie Hall. She also worked as Development Director for the Masterwork organization. Ms. Schmid-Salm ended her collaboration with Masterwork due to her increasingly busy schedule with her artist representation business.