PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONALES ALBERT SARFATI SINCE 1948
More than 70 years ago, Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati was established, started by one man’s passion for culture and performing arts in its greatest diversity. He was one of the pioneers of interdisciplinary collaboration in a world where communication and international exchanges were not yet enabled by the virtual web. A renowned producer and impresario, Albert Sarfati travelled all over Europe, Japan, and Russia, cultivating relationships with orchestras, ballet companies, operas, theatres and important personalities in the cultural world. Thanks to his connections and charisma, he ascended to the highest level of quality of his productions, alongside some of the world’s most prestigious international formations. After his death in 1992, his wife Lily Sarfati and his two daughters Cathy and Vony took over the management of the agency.
Since then, new creative landscapes, new companies and new frontiers have opened for the agency. Originally conceived as a production and touring office, it has evolved, opening an Artist Management department, headed by Marina Bower, to support the career of both well-established musicians and promising young artists. Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati has since become one of the few agencies composed of three distinct departments (production, artist management, and touring), specializing in the field of classical music and dance. Producer of shows in Paris (with the support of esteemed partners such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Philharmonie de Paris) and in New York (at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center), co-director of the TranscenDanses series at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, global agents and touring internationally, the agency continues on the path set by Albert Sarfati, with the same focus on always raising the bar, whilst staying adaptable in an industry of perpetual evolution. To give French art an international platform, to invite and promote orchestras and troupes in France, to support and manage prestigious artists: this is at the true core of this family agency, always striving to achieve artistic excellence.