Marianne Sciolino is the founder and executive director of Sciolino Artist Management (SAM), a New York-based firm that represents award-winning classical instrumentalists, ensembles, and conductors for engagements with orchestras and in concert venues worldwide. Through her efforts, SAM artists have performed in Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, Ethiopia, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Taiwan, Japan, and throughout the United States. Prior to establishing SAM in 2005, she spent fifteen years in international finance and seven years as a university professor of Spanish Language and Linguistics. A native of Buffalo who has worked in Canada, Mexico, Spain, and Italy as well as the U.S., she holds an MBA in Finance from New York University; earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Spanish from the University of Toronto; and studied piano at the Community Music School of Buffalo and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Hattie Simon joined Sciolino Artist Management in 2019 as Executive Assistant. Hattie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but spent the majority of her upbringing in the Portland, Maine area. In 2014 she moved to New York City to begin a dual degree program at The New School, where she would go on to pursue degrees in Jazz Vocal Performance and Global Studies, as well as a minor in French Studies. Today Hattie is a vocalist and composer based in Brooklyn, and her versatility as a singer has allowed her to work with and lead a wide variety of ensembles based in NYC, and led her to perform across the U.S and abroad. She performs, records, and composes in a wide range of styles, including neo-soul, avant-jazz, modern jazz, and pop.
Chester Lane joined Sciolino Artist Management as Director of Communications in 2017. An award-winning music journalist and magazine editor specializing in the activities of symphony orchestras, he worked for more than 38 years at the League of American Orchestras, serving as senior editor of its official magazine Symphony from 1989 to 2017. He continues to write articles on a freelance basis. Chester holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in English literature from Harvard College and a master’s degree from the Medill School of journalism at Northwestern University, with further training in piano. A lifelong choral singer, he performed with the Harvard Glee Club and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ, and is currently a performing member and board president of New York’s Canterbury Choral Society.