Guest Speaker: February 28th, 2017


Kristin Lancino brings a profound understanding of the performing arts, with experience in management, artistic administration and operations. She is currently working as an Independent Artistic & Strategic Consultant, utilizing knowledge and insight from her three-decade career in the arts. Previously she was the Executive Director of IMG Artists, overseeing the Artist Management divisions for North and South America. Prior to working at IMG, Ms. Lancino was Vice-President for G. Schirmer Inc., North America’s most vital music publishing company. At Schirmer she conceived and developed Scores on Demand and worked to negotiate complex media and copyright issues across all areas of the performing arts including opera and ballet.

As a Consultant Kristin Lancino served as Interim Artistic Director for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and after their appointments worked closely as an advisor to David Finckel and Wu Han in the areas of long-range institutional planning, international touring, artistic programing and commissioning projects. Additionally, she has consulted on projects with 92nd Street Y, Aaron Copland Fund, James Conlon and the Emerson String Quartet.

Kristin Lancino also served for 14 years at Carnegie Hall, culminating in a decade as Director of Artistic Planning. At Carnegie, she was central to the imagining and producing of the Carnegie Hall Centennial season, and developing the long-range artistic mission for Zankel Hall. In addition to overseeing all programming and commissioning projects, she initiated and designed the Perspectives Series for performers such as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, and András Schiff. As the Director of Education, she developedProfessional Training Workshops led byinternational artists such as Pierre Boulez, Alfred Brendel, Marilyn Horne and Isaac Stern as well as renewed the tradition of family concerts and directed the Carnegie Hall/Rockefeller International American Music Competition.