Sciolino Artist Management (SAM) is a New York-based artist management firm, founded in 2006 and dedicated to finding creative programming solutions for orchestras, presenters, and festivals. SAM artists perform at the highest artistic level while advancing the educational and audience engagement goals of presenting organizations.
SAM’s roster of award-winning musicians includes three Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients and three members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well as winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, the Anton G. Rubenstein International Piano Competition, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the International Johannes Brahms Competition, Juilliard's William Petschek Recital Award, and numerous other accolades.
SAM strives for diversity of ethnicity, race, gender, and repertoire. Among its first clients was Harlem Quartet, founded by Sphinx, the organization dedicated to advancing the careers of Black and Latinx string players. Aside from musicians born in the United States, the SAM roster currently comprises artists from Japan, Korea, China, Spain, Cuba, Canada, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Repertoire spans four centuries and includes several world premieres of commissioned works.
SAM is headquartered on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, with a staff consisting of Marianne Sciolino, CEO & Founder; Katie Masterson, Booking and Operations Manager; and Steve Shaiman, Senior Advisor.
Soloists on the SAM roster include Michael Brown and Gabriela Martinez, piano; Amy Porter, flute; Francisco Fullana and Melissa White, violin; Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola; Carter Brey and Nicholas Canellakis, cello.
Ensembles include Canellakis-Brown Duo (cello & piano); Trio Virado (flute, viola, guitar); Harlem Quartet (string quartet); and Rolston String Quartet. Also on the SAM roster is Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor of the National Philharmonic.