Linda Petrikova is an Artist Manager and Senior Vice-President at IMG Artist. For more than a decade, she has overseen the international careers of conductors, instrumentalists and vocalists from the company’s New York office. Her personal roster includes pianists Murray Perahia, Evgeny Kissin, David Fray, violinist Julia Fischer, the Emerson and the Calidore String Quartets, the conductors Juanjo Mena, Francesco Lecce-Chong, the late André Previn and the soprano Renée Fleming. As an artist manager, she has served on competition juries, given talks at international conferences as well as academies for aspring musicians and other young professionals, advising them on career paths in performing arts.
Ms. Petrikova studied piano in her native Czech Republic and while actively pursuing piano performance, she earned a doctorate degree at Charles University in Prague with a dissertation on literature and cinema. In 2008, Ms. Petrikova was a Visiting Global Scholar at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Prior to artist management, she had worked at the Prague Spring International Music Festival.