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- Classical:NEXT 2016
- Classical:NEXT 2015
Founded in 1991, Andrew Kwan Artists Management Inc. (AKAM) is a Canadian management agency specialising in career development, artist promotion and public performance arrangements for the represented artists. In addition to his agency, Mr. Kwan has presented workshops and professional development seminars on the topics of marketing and organizational development. Internationally, he has given workshops in Ohio, California and in June 2002, at the European Access Symposium in Brussels. In 2005, Andrew advised and contributed to The Canada Council's on-line publication artsontour.ca, a guide for touring artists and concert presenters and has since been involved in workshops on this subject across the country. Mr. Kwan has been invited to give talks at provincial conferences, professional workshops and various universities. He has frequently served as advisor and juror for various arts councils such as the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Touring Council, Ontario Arts Council to name a few. He has also served as a juror for numerous competitions including the Canadian Music Competition, E-gré Music Competition, Kiwanis competitions, The Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition and for various scholarships and awards. Since 1996, Mr. Kwan has been on faculty of The Glenn Gould School and is also a graduate lecturer at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. He currently chairs the Program Advisory Committee for the newly developed Music Industry Arts and Performance Program at Centennial College, Toronto, and is on the board of Axis Music and Prairie Debut. Mr. Kwan holds a B.A. in Economics, as well as a Non-Profit Management & Leadership Diploma, both from York University. He also completed his Fellowship from the Canadian Securities Institute. In music, he holds an ARCT in Piano Performance from The Royal Conservatory and the designation of LTCL and FTCL from Trinity College, London, England.