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Marquis Who's Who Honors Shirley Kirshbaum for Excellence in Music Management, Public Relations, and Marketing

Ms. Kirshbaum has spent more than four decades as a music arts manager and founder and president of Kirshbaum Associates Inc.

Ms. Kirshbaum is committed to helping artists build long-lasting careers and maintain longevity in the classical music world.

    NEW YORK, NY, August 29, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Shirley Kirshbaum has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Kirshbaum got her introduction to music arts management working for Harold Holt and Ingpen and Williams in London before moving to ICM Artists (now Opus 3 Artists) in New York. As founder and president of Kirshbaum Associates Inc., which she established in 1980, Ms. Kirshbaum earned a reputation for initiative and creativity and gradually built a stellar roster of both young and established artists. Her artist management, public relations and arts consulting agency is headquartered in New York City and specializes in providing services to classical musicians and presenters. With an excellent track record of fostering successful careers among young artists, Ms. Kirshbaum is committed to helping artists build long-lasting careers and maintain longevity in the classical music world.

As a pioneer in the industry, she is one of only a few managers of classical music artists to also incorporate public relations and marketing into her business. Working closely with artists, orchestras and promoters, Ms. Kirshbaum and her team of talented publicists ensure that her artists receive consistent and strategically placed coverage in top-tier media to enhance their presence and profile in the industry.

An inspiring and collaborative leader who has earned a reputation for expertise and integrity, Ms. Kirshbaum is continuously grateful to her talented staff members for their ongoing support and dedication.

Ms. Kirshbaum's extensive roster of management clients over the past 40 years includes ensembles large and small; composers; conductors; singers; and soloists on the violin, cello, guitar and piano. As a publicist, she has worked with such distinguished organizations as The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Colorado Music Festival, 92Y, and the La Jolla Chamber Music Society, as well as numerous symphony orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, New Jersey, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit, and San Diego symphony orchestras.

Among her most memorable projects are major tours for three exceptional artists: the preeminent pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer, Sir András Schiff, performing all the major piano works of Bach, Haydn and Beethoven; the virtuoso violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman in a round-the-world 50th Birthday tour; and the great pianist Peter Serkin, with whom she created "The Serkin Commissions," a series of commissioned work by 10 composers.

Beyond managing Kirshbaum Associates, Inc., Ms. Kirshbaum has become recognized in the field by presenting before various professional groups and serving on competition judging panels. She is a respected member of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (formerly Association of Performing Arts Presenters) and the League of American Orchestras (formerly American Symphony Orchestra League). Ms. Kirshbaum is also a member and former board member of Chamber Music America. Throughout her career, Ms. Kirshbaum has supported numerous industry-related galas and has been a strong supporter of various nonprofit organizations, including Save the Children and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Ms. Kirshbaum was born into a musically-gifted family and holds a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She continues to draw ongoing inspiration and support from her immediate and extended family, which includes a brother who is recognized as one of the world's top cellists and serves as the Piatigorsky Chair at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

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