Opus 3 Artists & Lamling Group Partner to Launch New Creative Alliance

Opus 3 Artists logo with Lamling Group group logo and photo of Amy LamOpus 3 Artists Managing Director Robert Berretta and Lamling Group Principal Amy Lam announce the launch of a new creative partnership that will provide consulting services to a wide range of performing arts presenters across the globe, as well as to Opus 3’s artist clients.

This new alliance combines Opus 3 Artists’ decades of expertise in artist management and widespread network of presenting partners with Amy Lam and her team’s extensive experience in artistic curation, production, and strategic planning in the cultural and nonprofit sector.

Together, the collaborative partnership aims to break down the traditional silos within the arts ecosystem and create a new business model and infrastructure with synergies that allow managers, agents, presenters, and artists to work together in a more efficient and symbiotic way.

“I’m thrilled about this new alliance with my longtime colleagues at Opus 3,” said Lamling Group Founder and Principal Amy Lam. “Innovative thinking is what got our field through the pandemic, and increasingly, artist managements and presenters are working even more closely to further the goals of producing and presenting creative programming, engaging new audiences, and advancing the field in a financially viable way. This new partnership meets the moment and reflects how our field continues to evolve. I look forward to making these meaningful connections happen with this unique partnership.”

With an eye toward the field’s long-term growth, the alliance hopes to increase presenting and commissioning opportunities by allowing for artists to create and collaborate broadly, while providing the valuable curatorial resource and planning expertise to presenters of varying sizes and markets.

“This partnership with Lamling Group is a natural extension of our efforts to evolve beyond the traditional role of an artist management company,” said Robert Berretta, Managing Director of Opus 3 Artists. “Through our alliance with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Askonas Holt, and Pentatone, Opus 3 has continued to search for new ways to serve both the traditional avenues of artist representation and seek out creative relationships that will help build a more dynamic and integrated future. Bringing Amy’s experience and expertise in presenting to the table will allow us to expand our offerings to our artists, while helping our presenting partners across the field to achieve their curatorial goals and vision. Our longstanding mutual respect will benefit both companies as our work becomes more efficient, as well as more impactful.”

Primary areas in which this new partnership will specialize are artistic programming for arts centers or presentation series; long-range artistic and business planning; project and production management, including commissioning and interdisciplinary program support; and advising and coaching emerging artistic and executive leaders in the field.

While Opus 3 Artists and Lamling Group will continue to operate independently with their own rosters and projects, this creative alliance will allow for added artistic curation and production opportunities, as well as programmatic synergies between the two entities and their clients.

Lamling Group is a performing arts consultancy founded and led by veteran arts presenter Amy Lam, most recently of 92nd Street Y, New York and who spent more than 25 years leading artistic planning and administration at Celebrity Series of Boston. She specializes in supporting cultural institutions by creating customized artistic and business solutions that are mission based and financially sustainable.

Opus 3 Artists is a leading artist management agency handling the careers and touring activities of many of the world’s greatest instrumentalists, vocalists, conductors, composers, chamber music ensembles and touring chamber and symphony orchestras, as well as dance and theater companies, jazz, world and new music ensembles and artists. The company continues to be a leader in discovering, nurturing and developing young artists by helping to establish the network and foundation for their art and performing careers. The company is proud of the many impressive examples of this long-term commitment to young artists who have become major figures in the international cultural scene.