Hainzl & Delage

We believe that a long-term vision is the best way of creating a relationship based on confidence with our partners who are both artists as well as promoters. We also believe that the credibility of our profession is closely related to our artistic, moral and human principles without any concessions. We mobilise all our energy and all our enthusiasm without ever setting aside our values in order to maintain the confidence that allows the artists to be completely absorbed in their career and that has the promoters remain loyal to our artists.

Laurent Delage & Franz Hainzl

Franz Hainzl

Franz Hainzl originally comes from the Austrian region of Oberes Waldviertel and moved to Vienna after his school leaving exam in order to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (opera stage direction) and at the University of Vienna (Dramatics and German Philology). His engagement with the "Jeunesse" (Musical Youth Austria) that also included tour management and artists' support, gave him some practical experience already during his studies. Alongside his occupation as assistant director, he was invited by the Austrian broadcasting service, ORF, to organise musical programmes for its classical radio station Ö1 that were dedicated to the stage and vocal repertory. In the course, he also worked as a music editor for the television of ORF before changing to the Viennese artists' agency Dr. Raab & Dr. Böhm in 1991 where he specialised in the assistance, career management and consultance of opera and concert singers. In 1998, he founded his own artists' agency with a focus on the general management on an international basis for only a few artists, especially for opera singers. He built up a solid and successful career development for artists such as Angela Maria Blasi, Miriam Gauci, Doris Soffel, Piotr Beczala and Glenn Winslade and continues this path with his current artists' roster. Moreover, also conductors have confided their representation to Franz Hainzl recently.

Franz Hainzl has a licence for the representation of self-employed artists and self-employed artistic occupations (registration n°100922/f/4/5). TPA Horwath is his tax consultant to whom he gives his thanks for the good collaboration ever since the foundation of the agency.

Laurent Delage

Laurent Delage was born in Paris and graduated at the French "Grande Ecole" for Management, EM Lyon. He came first to Vienna as an Erasmus student at the Vienna University for Economics and at the same time he had the opportunity to work as private secretary of Paul Badura-Skoda. After graduating he worked at the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Vienna and then decided to become an artist manager, committing himself for singers such as Julia Varady, Sergej Larin and conductors such as Alain Lombard and Fabio Luisi. He moved for a while to London, accepting the offer to look after Lord Yehudi Menuhin and Vadim Repin. This wonderful and decisive experience motivated him to establish himself in 1999 as an independent artist manager. Since then he has been more and more focusing his commitments on the field of opera (management of opera singers, stage directors and condutors) while keeping the door open for orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Laurent Delage has been granted both a licence (license number in Austria: 100710R01/08; numéro d'inscription au registre national français des agents artistiques: 2014-01119) and an authorization from the Austrian Republic in order to be enabled to work as an artist manager in Austria and abroad.

Laurent Delage is Full Member of the IAMA (International Artist Managers' Association), of the AEAA (Association Européenne des Agents Artistiques) as well as Associate Member of the AFAA (Association Française des Agents Artistiques).

Laurent Delage would like to thank its fiscal advisor Wolfgang Steirer for his faithful collaboration since the very beginning.

Marion Rutzendorfer

Marion Rutzendorfer studied Comparative Literature and French at the University of Vienna (with study periods in Paris, Dublin and Verona). She then taught German Language and Cultural Studies at the University of Szeged (Hungary) and at the Adam–Miczkiewicz–University, Poznań (Poland). In the following years she was part of the HR Department of an international company in Poland and in Slovakia. Back to Austria she focused on Arts and Culture Education and worked for the Gustav–Klimt–Zentrum, the Vienna Secession, et al.. Joining our team in april 2019, Marion speaks German (mother tongue), French, English, Italian, Spanish, some Hungarian, Polish and a little Slovak.