Established in 2009, Worldwide Artists presents a select roster of international concert and recording artists. With offices in London and Trondheim, Norway, Worldwide Artists is headed by Managing Director Alasdair Strange and Special Consultant, Andrew Strange, who together have acquired considerable knowledge of the international music business over many years. Alasdair and Andrew's first-hand experience as professional performers themselves enables exceptional synergy between artists and company.
In addition, Worldwide Artists provides expert consulting services to classical music festivals and organisations. WA is the music contractor of London Soundtrack Orchestra; and is a leading name in international private and corporate event music management and special project development.
Alasdair Strange studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. On completion of his studies in 1996, he was awarded the DipRAM, the Academy's highest award for performance, and the Carnegie Fellowship.
Alasdair has considerable experience as a performer including Penderecki Cello Concerto No. 2 at the Barbican Hall London which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Ligeti Cello Concerto for a gala performance at the Ligeti Festival, London, in the presence of the composer.
As well as managing some of WA's artists, Alasdair heads WA Music Production and has composed and produced scores for television and film for clients including FCB Paris, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBC, Lowe, Grey, Channel 4, the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. In May 2009, Worldwide Artists' session orchestra, the London Soundtrack Orchestra performed the world premiere of Hitchcock's Psycho accompanied by live orchestral accompaniment in real time for SKY Movies.
Alasdair Strange is Artistic Director of the London Ensemble and formerly Artistic Consultant and concert artist at Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden 2009 - 2013 in Røros, Norway, with performances broadcast on NRK, Norway's national television and radio and is cellist of the McLean-Thorsen-Strange Piano Trio.
After completing his studies at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music in London, Andrew Strange worked at IMG Artists Europe for over ten years: as Artist Manager, he looked after conductors and instrumentalists including Nicola Benedetti, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Zoltan Kocsis, Freddy Kempf, Guy Johnston, Barry Wordsworth and Jakub Hrusa. As Manager of International Touring, he was responsible for the management of European tours for ensembles including the Pittsburgh and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Symphony, and he was Tour Manager for concerts given by the Leipzig Gewandhaus, New World Symphony and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Andrew was subsequently appointed Artist Manager at Harrison/Parrott Ltd, where his clients included Mikko Franck, Jonathan Nott, Leila Josefowicz, Sakari Oramo, Sayaka Shoji and Krzysztof Urbanski.
Before his appointment at Worldwide Artists, Andrew was Artist and Project Manager at Rayfield Allied, looking after clients including Quatuor Mosaïques, La Serenissima, Ensemble 360 and Antonio Meneses.
Andrew also performs regularly as a freelance violist with ensembles including the Stockholm Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, National Symphony and Brighton Philharmonic.
Full member of International Artist Managers' Association - IAMA