Welcome to the website of Derek Warby Artist Management, home to some of the finest ensembles and musicians.
Derek Warby Artist Management was formed in the summer of 2007 to manage a range of leading chamber ensembles. Active in professional music management since 1980, Derek has worked with some of the world’s most established musicians and is now privileged to look after the Amstel Saxophone Quartet, Auricle Ensemble, Comberti-Cole Duo, Coull Quartet, Divertimenti Ensemble, Meraki Duo, Trio Goya, the Visontay-Kym Duo and the Zimro Ensemble, as well as Dutch jazz/swing violinist Tim Kliphuis, the comedy string quartet Graffiti Classics and clarinettist Sarah Watts.
Divertimenti welcomes three new members. Ralph de Souza, late of the Endellion Quartet, takes over as leader, whilst Matthew Jones takes the viola seat. Jane Salmon, from the Schubert Ensemble completes the new line-up to take the group forward to a new and exciting chapter.
As part of a hectic spring schedule, Graffiti Classics are about to embark on another week in Dublin schools presenting their highly acclaimed Playground Proms. Graffiti Classics are looking to take the project nationwide by linking up with music hubs around the country.
After kicking off the United Nations water conference in March, the Tim Kliphuis Trio have decided to dedicate their May Tour to helping Water Aid UK by donating a quarter of their live sales and sharing a donation link. This way, their tour will also help benefit the 40% of people on earth who do not have access to clean water, a thing we in Europe take for granted!
Here is the link to Tim’s Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/tim-kliphuis-1681999961656
In addition, Tim will be competing in the Cader Idris Fell Race in Wales, which is 10 miles long with an ascent/descent of 1,000 metres – a real challenge that audiences will love to hear about and support (in the past, the Trio successfully raised over £3,000 with three concerts for the Mountain Rescue in the Lake District).
Your support with this venture is appreciated, too - we welcome any questions or suggestions you might have.
DWAM is delighted to represent clarinettist extraordinaire Sarah Watts for her solo recital work on bass and contrabass clarinets.