Phillippa Cole to Join Opus 3 as Senior Vice President

Opus 3 Artists is very pleased to announce that Phillippa Cole will be joining the company as Senior Vice President and Manager, Artists beginning on November 4, 2024. Phillippa joins us from the San Francisco Symphony where she has served as the Chief Artistic Officer since 2019, overseeing all aspects of programming, working closely with Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen. Phillippa will build her own roster of artists at Opus 3 Artists.

Phillippa started her career at London’s Almeida Theatre working on the annual contemporary opera season in collaboration with the Aldeburgh Music Festival. After a spell as the casting administrator at English National Opera she joined Askonas Holt where, for 12 years, she managed the careers of conductors, singers and stage directors. In 2018 she joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Associate Director of Artistic Planning where she programmed the Hollywood Bowl Classical concerts and the Green Umbrella contemporary series.

Phillippa studied the oboe at the Royal Academy of Music in London and in 2011 the Academy made her an Associate for services to the music industry.

Donagh Collins, Chief Executive of Askonas Holt and Opus 3 Artists, states: “I’m thrilled to welcome Phillippa back to the world of artist management, having enjoyed working with her so much during her time at Askonas Holt. Phillippa will be an excellent addition to the senior team at Opus 3 Artists; she will build a wonderful roster of artists who will benefit from her experience and dedication.”

Phillippa Cole added: After six wonderful years in California, working with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony, I have decided that the time is right to return to artist management. I’m thrilled to be joining Opus 3 Artists, look forward to building my roster of artists, and happy to be working again with Donagh and the team!