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Steven Banks, Jonathan Biss, Jessica Cottis and Hilary Hahn join KD SCHMID for worldwide management

We are thrilled to announce that Steven Banks, Jonathan Biss, Jessica Cottis and Hilary Hahn are joining KD SCHMID effective from January 22, 2024.

This important milestone follows the recent announcement that Naomi Ives has joined KD SCHMID as our newest Director.

We are pleased to share that Naomi will continue her outstanding work with these esteemed artists as they embark on this exciting new chapter. Naomi Ives says: “I am absolutely delighted to continue my work for Steven, Jonathan, Jessica and Hilary at KD SCHMID. I am excited to introduce them to the considerable opportunities that await us through this unique and innovative partnership between KD SCHMID and Deutsche Klassik.”

Managing Director, Karen McDonald, speaks on behalf of the entire KD SCHMID team as she extends a warm welcome to Steven, Jonathan, Jessica, and Hilary: “We are immensely excited and honoured to partner with these fantastic musicians as they continue their artistic journey. We greatly look forward to realising their individual creative visions and aspirations through our extensive reach and personalised approach to ensure their continued success.”

The versatile network that KD SCHMID and Deutsche Klassik have established offers a wide range of possibilities for collaboration, bringing together our resources and knowledge to assist these outstanding artists as they pursue their creative journeys.


Since 1959, KD SCHMID is a recognised market leader specialising in bespoke artist management and touring major orchestras. Under the umbrella and partnership of Deutsche Klassik, KD SCHMID has further strengthened its position and reach in artist management, promotion, and tour management to offer a truly tailored approach for our valued artists, orchestral clients, and projects.