A Guest Lecture by Lee Prinz of Colbert Artists Management and Charlotte Lee of IMG Artists.
Lee Prinz grew up in Connecticut and attended the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford for pre-college and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute during the summer of 1992.
In 1998 He received a Bachelor of Music in voice from the Eastman School of Music after having taken his senior year off to live in New York City where he worked in the money market department of BNP Paribas.
Having secured a job in the vocal division of Columbia Artists Management before graduation he began work one week later. He joined Trawick Artists and at the age of 25 created his own vocal roster of young American singers before coming to Colbert Artists Management in 2003 where he is a Senior Manager. At Colbert Artists he works with conductors, instrumentalists, vocalists and chamber groups such as pianist Marc-André Hamelin, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, cellist Zuill Bailey, soprano Elizabeth Futral, the JACK Quartet and Oberlin Assistant Professor of Harp, Yolanda Kondonassis.
An avid runner and yoga practitioner, his 12 marathons include six New York City Marathons, five Georgia Marathons and most recently the 2012 Chicago Marathon.
With 14 years of experience in artist management, promotion and concert booking, Charlotte Lee is Vice President at IMG Artists where she serves as Director of Orchestral Booking and Artist Manager. Her tenure at IMG Artists began in 1998 where she worked on the management teams for Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Lang Lang, Evgeny Kissin and Franz Welser-Möst. Promoted to become IMG Artists’ youngest manager at age 25 and, in 2007, the agency’s youngest vice president at age 30, Charlotte now oversees the company’s Orchestral Booking Department in engaging its nearly 100 conductors and instrumentalists with the major orchestras of North America. She personally manages seven international artists including violinist Nicola Benedetti, pianists Simon Trpčeski and Nobuyuki "Nobu" Tsujii, and several conductors such as Julian Kuerti and Cristian Măcelaru.
Charlotte holds two Bachelor degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated cum laude in 1998 with a B.A. in Music and a B.A. in Plan II, U-T’s liberal arts honors program. She is a violinist and former concertmaster of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. While at U-T, she served as assistant concertmaster of the UT Symphony Orchestra, studied with Vincent Frittelli (a former Ivan Galamian pupil) and performed in masterclass for Dorothy DeLay.