Bridge Arts Management was founded in December 2015 by Bridget Canniere, whose career as an Artist Manager over the past eighteen years in the UK and US allowed her to gain a wealth of experience and contacts within the music world. Alongside artist management, Bridge Arts also offers consultancy and event management services to the broader arts sector, with a growing bank of experienced colleagues available to provide a range of artistic, marketing and logistical services.
Bridget Canniere, Director
Born in 1973 to extremely non-musical parents, I soon realised while learning the recorder at school, aged 6, that in fact my house was too quiet. From singing Annie to screeching away on a violin/viola/saxophone/piano for many hours, I disturbed my parents’ peace for the next years, but then, realistic enough to know my enthusiasm outweighed my future as a professional performer, I chose to study English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia. From graduation to my first job at IMG Artists was a fascinating three-year journey which allowed me to experience many types of work, from banking to recruitment consultancy – but all paths led back to music and I secured a job at IMG Artists in 1998. During my time at IMG I worked for a list of Artists that included Leif Ove Andsnes, James Galway, Lang Lang, Nicola Benedetti, Alan Gilbert and many others, and I have taken those many years of experience to bear when trying to set up a company that allows my team and I to enjoy and believe in our work, as well as offering some new approaches to music management in a time where new ideas are all.
Alison Heather, Artist Manager
Maureen Angeles Deboo, Projects Consultant
Maureen brings 20 years of experience in the arts, philanthropy, event management, finance, and human resources to her consulting projects. After growing up playing piano and graduating from Yale University with a degree in music, she moved to New York and spent several years at Young Concert Artists and IMG Artists, working with both up-and-coming young musicians and established performers such as Itzhak Perlman, Murray Perahia and Evgeny Kissin. She was the Executive Director of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival for three seasons, where she honed her skills in concert production, event management, and fundraising. While earning a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a finance specialization at New York University, she served as Director of Administration at The Commonwealth Fund, a foundation in New York that publishes its own research and makes grants to support the improvement of health care policy. There she supervised internal operations for a 50-person staff and managed meetings and events of all sizes. Maureen recently moved to London with her husband and their sausage dog, Tucker.