JBM is delighted to announce the signing of French violinist and conductor, Augustin Dumay for worldwide general management.

Dumay started his studies at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of ten, winning the coveted premier prix at the age of thirteen. A year later Dumay made his debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysée and the Montreux Festival. He soon became familiar to concert audiences in France, but his international career took off in 1980 thanks to his encounter with Herbert von Karajan, who heard him by chance during a recording session at a studio where he was also working, and immediately invited him to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dumay has subsequently performed with some of the world’s finest orchestras including the Orchestre National de France, Japan Philharmonic, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester.  He has worked under the direction of renowned conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Charles Dutoit, Iván Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding, Eliahu Inbal, Neeme Järvi, Emmanuel Krivine, Rafael Kubelík,  Kurt Masur, Marc Minkowski, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Kurt Sanderling, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Evgeny Svetlanov, Yuri Temirkanov, Robin Ticciati, and David Zinman.

Dumay is also an active conductor, on both stage and disc, working with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and New Japan Philharmonic. Between 2003-2013, he was Music Director of the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Belgium and then Principal Guest Conductor until 2015. Since 2011 he has been the Music Director of the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan. For the last 20 years Dumay has been Master in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Brussels, coaching a select group of talented young violinists, many of whom are laureates of prestigious international competitions.

His 40 recordings for EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Warner and Onyx Classics have won multiple international awards including Gramophone Awards, Audiophile Audition, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Grand Prix du Disque and The Record Academy Award.
Dumay plays a 1743 Guarnerius del Gesu, which was formerly the violin of Leonid Kogan.

James Brown comments “I am delighted that we have the opportunity to work with Augustin, whose playing I have admired for many years, since he appeared with the LPO in London during my playing days. It’s a privilege to be entrusted with the management of his career.”