While the musical milieu has been slowed down by the pandemic, Dr. Peter Forbes is launching Forbes International Artist Management (Forbes Artists), an agency serving a new generation of classical musicians.

Forbes International Artist Management - Susan Elizabeth Brown

Susan Elizabeth Brown
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In his previous role as Dr. Forbes, Peter served as the resident physician for Opéra de Montréal and Orchestre Métropolitain. He travelled internationally with both organizations, and during those travels he established a network of contacts with promoters, other classical organizations and performers.

He also sang in the St. Lawrence Choir and the choruses of L’Opéra de Montreal and Orchestre Métropolitain. “It’s interesting that of the 14 artists I represent, 11 are singers.”

Peter was introduced to classical music and opera at a young age when his mother took him to performances of the opera and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. “During Expo 67, many of the world’s leading opera companies came to Montreal, and my mom took me to see them all. I saw a different major opera company every two weeks.”

Thanks to Peter’s personal experience as a professional singer and strategic approach, Forbes Artists bridges the gap between tradition and the entertainment industry of the 21st century, guiding each artist towards the summit of their art.

Forbes International Artist Management - Philippe Prud'homme

Philippe Prud’homme
Photo: Amélie Fortin

“I’ve seen too many young artists fighting to establish their careers, not because of a lack of raw talent, but because of a lack of promotion and professional orientation. Artists need support and a sympathetic ear more than ever to stay motivated during these trying times and to pursue their creative endeavors,” explains agency director, Dr. Forbes.

The team at Forbes Artists has already recruited an exciting group of up-and-coming artists from Canada, the United States, and Argentina—including Tomás Azcárate, Maxim Bernard, Florence Bourget, Andréanne Brisson Paquin, Scott Brooks, Susan Elizabeth Brown, Ania Hejnar, Beste Kalender, Philippe Prud’homme, Scott Rumble, Ian Sabourin, Geoffrey Schellenberg, Jeffrey Strand, and Stéphane Tétreault.

These artists have emerged from prestigious institutions and programs such as the University of Toronto, the University of Montreal, McGill University, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, and opera companies in Calgary, Vancouver, Portland, and Phoenix. With the help of Forbes Artists, Peter is confident that his team will take their careers to the next level.

About Forbes Artists

Launched in 2021, Forbes Artists acts as a guide where artists are at the heart of the agency, taking charge of their careers and their ambitions. They are empowered to work on their art, while the agency focuses on management, promotion, and meeting their particular needs.

For more information about Forbes International Artists Management, please visit: www.forbes-artists.com