“I believe very strongly that it is of the utmost importance to find the “right manager” – someone who “guides and nurtures” careers, and helps the artist understand what is necessary in order to advance at the various stages that happen in the course of a lifetime career. This “marriage” between artist and manager is perhaps the most important professional decision that the artist will have to make alone – and this choice will shape what happens and when, in the natural evolution of a career. I maintain a very small and select group of singers and conductors, so that I can have the time and energy necessary to accomplish these goals.” – Matthew Laifer


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Grigory Soloviov, bass-baritone


Zoya Gramagin, Soprano

Singer Natasha Novitskaia

Natasha Novitskaia, Mezzo-Soprano

Herrera, Mezzo-Soprano

Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Mezzo-Soprano




Sanchez, opera artist

Sanchez, Cesar

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || VIDEO Mexican-born tenor, Cesar Sanchez, is an exciting new artist who is praised for his heroic intensity and rich passionate voice. He is a full lyric tenor whose voice is particularly suited to the late Romantic operas, especially the music of Verdi and Puccini. Cesar began his music studies as a … Continue reading Sanchez, Cesar

Shin, Dongwon

BIOGRAPHY ||  REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO Korean-born tenor Dongwon Shin has been singing the dramatic operatic repertoire for the last several years, including Tabarro with Opera Carolina, Manrico in Dresden and with the Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Opera de Montreal, Radames at Covent Garden and at the Vienna Staatsoper to glowing reviews. He has … Continue reading Shin, Dongwon

Conductor Rudolf Piehlmayer

Piehlmayer, Rudolf

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || VIDEO Rudolf Piehlmayer was born in Straubing, Germany, and studied piano, clarinet, and conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München. In 1986 he won the sponsorship of the C.M.v. Weber Contest as well as the Felix Mottl Competition in Munich, and in 1987 he won the International Weber Contest … Continue reading Piehlmayer, Rudolf

Singer Natasha Novitskaia

Novitskaia, Natasha

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO Russian-born Natasha Novitskaia just debuted in August at the Mythos Festival in Taormino in her first Amneris after being chosen as a winner of their competition this past January in Rome, Italy.  Last April she made her Carnegie Hall debut where she was featured guest artist in an … Continue reading Novitskaia, Natasha

Kozhukharova, Anastassiya

Soprano Anastassiya Kozhukharova has sung throughout her homeland of Kazakhstan and in Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, South Korea and Japan. Highlights of previous seasons include performances on the stages of the Abai Kazakh State Opera Theater, the Kazakh Concert Hall, and the “Zhas sakhna” Theater in Kazakhstan. Additionally, she appeared at the … Continue reading Kozhukharova, Anastassiya

Gramagin, Zoya

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || VIDEO Soprano Zoya Gramagin, who hails from Moscow, has been praised for her beautiful, vibrant voice with characteristically warm Slavic colors, while maintaining a very Italianate sound. The Petersburg-Concert (Saint Petersburg, Russia) called her a “true Verdian soprano, [with] fascinating richness of the voice and fiery musicality.” Following a recent performance at the Lowell House … Continue reading Gramagin, Zoya

Soloviov, Grigory

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || VIDEO Russian-American bass-baritone Grigory Soloviov was recently praised for his portrayal of the title character in Jay Reise’s 1988 opera Rasputin: “Grigory Soloviov’s deep booming bass is truly hypnotizing; it puts you into some kind of trance. It is chillingly beautiful.”  For the same role, another reviewer said, “The character … Continue reading Soloviov, Grigory

Unsal, Dilara

Soprano Dilara Unsal, born in Turkey, is the newest member of Matthew Laifer Artists Management’s roster. This web page is being updated to show the most current information about the singer.