Classical Opera and The Mozartists have announced the appointment of Bruno Michel as head of artistic administration, to join with immediate effect.

Bruno Michel has been artistic administrator at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris for the last twenty-two years, during which time he took over as director of artistic planning at the Leipzig Opera in 2006-2007. He has extensive experience in artist management, having previously worked at Robert Gilder and Lies Askonas in London, specialising in Russian and Slavic artists and their integration into the global music market, as well as at CAMI in New York on their orchestral touring.

Artistic director Ian Page writes: ‘I’m thrilled to welcome Bruno to our team at such an important stage in our development, and I look forward to developing the company’s work and reach with him over the coming years.’

Bruno describes himself as ‘hugely enthusiastic’ about joining Ian’s company: ‘I have become a great admirer of his artistry, and also of his creative approach to programming and his craving for discovering rare music.’