Elliot Corner

Founder and CEO

The Marketing of Classical Music is a difficult task in today's world, and requires detailed knowledge of how the music industry works. Thanks to his training at the Royal College of Music, Elliot has a nuanced understanding of the daily life and routine of a classical musician, and due to this attains a comprehensive understanding of the unique requirements upon an artist the Music Industry demands. 

Elliot is a versatile marketing specialist, and consults with a range of clients across a very broad spectrum of the Arts, including Film Music, Classical Ensembles, Commercial Classical Artists, Festivals, Arts Crowdfunding, Concert Marketing and on occasion Pop Artists.

Having displayed an aptitude for self-promotion from an early age, Elliot has now both managed and assisted with publicity for several organisations, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springboard Festival of Music, Legendary Comedy Duo 'Igudesman and Joo' and the Royal College of Music to name but a few.

Elliot has worked in artistic-based Fundraising campaigns as well, raising over £5,400 himself for a new Viola via crowdfunding website Zequs.com, raising £5,050 for Composer Georgia Scott via Indiegogo.com and also working on the publicity for a concert in aid of charity 'Medecins Sans Frontieres' which sold 250 tickets and raised over £3,600 towards aiding the victims of the conflict between Gaza and Israel. 

Elliot is also highly active in UK political circles, working regularly with The Green Party of England and Wales and several anti-airport expansion campaigns (including designing the websites for both HACAN East and Stop Heathrow Expansion). He has acted as a Publicity and Campaigns Consultant for three parliamentary candidates standing for the Green Party of England and Wales in the leadup to the 2015 General Election, resulting in significant percentage gains for all candidates.

You can reach Elliot on: info@promoteclassical.com

You can also follow Elliot on Twitter

Zach Schwartz (MPerf, BM, BA)

Director of Client Relations and American Regional Manager

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Zach Schwartz is a graduate of the Master of Performance program at the Royal College of Music in London, and both the College of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. He is a saxophonist and passionate performer with a trained eye for how the arts, in-depth research, and interpersonal interaction can advance the human condition. His diverse academic and experiential background spans the fields of music performance, social psychology, conflict resolution, and team building. 

As a soloist and chamber musician performing with the Dusk Duo and Oracle Saxophone Quartet, Zach appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, the Pride of Britain Awards, the Cadogan Hall foyer, a concerto appearance with the Royal College of Music wind orchestra, several engagements in Catalonia, as well as festivals in Denmark and Finland.  

Zach has enjoyed working toward the marketing and logistical development of the DUSK harp and saxophone duo over the past several years, liaising with venues, promoters, and proprietors in London, Barcelona, and Boston. His concert marketing experience has included creative visual and crowd funding campaigns to support an Argentine Nuevo Tango initiative in Notting Hill, called TANGO|GROVE, as well as working with promotional tools such as Time Out and YPlan. 

Now based back in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Zach is keen to work with fellow international artists whose music and careers cross borders and oceans. 

Contact Zach today at: zach@promoteclassical.com

You can also follow Zach on Twitter.

Alicia Maloney

Client Manager

Alicia Maloney is a freelance oboist based in Houston, TX.  Originally a jazz trombonist, she fell fast in love with classical music as a teenager and never turned back after tuning an orchestra for the first time.  She has since appeared with numerous ensembles, including the Claflin Hill Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, Cape Cod Chamber Ensemble, Symphony Nova, Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Video Game Orchestra—with whom she recently recorded the soundtrack of Final Fantasy XV. 

A recipient of the Theodore Presser Scholarship at Boston University, she studied with Mark McEwen and Robert Sheena of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and with Alex Klein of the Chicago Symphony at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada.  Before graduating in 2014, she founded Hathor Winds and remains active in concert series and competitions across the United States with the quintet.  Outside of performing, Alicia combines her love for teaching and travel through outreach.  She served on the faculty of the Music Education Development Agency until 2013, teaching and performing at the Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes in Veracruz, Mexico and the Bi-National Youth Orchestra of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.   

Alicia has years of entrepreneurial training through fellowship programs with Symphony Nova and the Vermont Mozart Festival, and currently heads all marketing matters with Hathor Winds.  Her special interests include website design, marketing, and editing in any capacity.    

Tessa Sacramone (BM, MM)

Client Manager

Tessa Sacramone is a multi-genre violinist and educator who recently moved to Boulder, Colorado to explore music-making in the mountains. She previously lived and performed in the culturally rich cities of New York City and Boston where she received both her violin performance degrees.

Tessa is an avid traveler and is currently a member of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas Global Leaders Program in which she has been exploring the intersection of global music education and social entrepreneurship. In her spare moments she can be found writing songs, singing, and hiking around Chataqua Park in Boulder.

Veronica Isabelle Stubberud (BMus, BMus)

Client Manager

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Veronica Isabelle Stubberud is a Norwegian/Danish Oboist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she is doing a Master's Degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM). She holds two bachelor degrees from the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark: one in classical saxophone, and one in oboe, undertaking the latter after falling in love with the oboe and orchestral music whilst studying saxophone.

Alongside her work with Promote Classical, Veronica is an active orchestral and chamber musician, and has performed with many different professional ensembles in Denmark, as well as both international and Nordic youth orchestras and academies. She has also participated in numerous masterclasses, most recently with Nick Deutsch, David Walter and Alexei Ogrintchouk.

Her most recent performance projects included a concert tour of the Nordic countries with her woodwind quintet 'Nordlyd', and a major solo recital of contemporary music in March 2016, where she premiered 8 newly commissioned works for the oboe, all written for her as part of her final Bachelor's Degree project.

Veronica is also a highly skilled and specialised photographer, with a particular interest and focus in producing portraits of classical musicians and their instruments.

Silvia Carrus (DipTrans)

Client Support Agent, Translator and Illustrator

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Silvia Carrus is an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist from Sardinia in Italy, and has extensive experience as a freelance artist. She studied a Diploma in Translation at Westminster University, and is a fully qualified translator between the languages of Italian and English.

Her work has been featured in online publications such as 'The F Word' and 'The Rumpus', alongside illustrating several comics and children's books.

Silvia is currently represented by the Irene Goodman literary agency, based in New York.

Where her work with us is concerned, Silvia brings administrative support by working as a Liaison and sometimes translator between our Clients and our Managers. Promote Classical often commissions illustrative work from her too - having an in-house artist has proven to be increasingly useful as our client base has enlarged.

Get in touch with Silvia today at: clientsupport@promoteclassical.com

You can also view Silvia's work on her website, her twitter, her tumblr and her facebook page.


Darren Johnson (BA [hons])

Staff Writer

Darren has over 25 years’ experience in campaigning, media and politics, including 16 years as a full time politician for the Green Party in the London Assembly where he also served as both Chair and Deputy Chair of the Assembly. He stepped down from frontline politics in 2016. During his time in politics he has had considerable experience of managing successful campaigns and securing major publicity on a comparatively tiny budget compared to the major parties. He has also developed significant social media experience, with over 7,000 followers on his own Twitter account, as well as assisting others with social media.

He formed Crowflies Communications as a PR partnership between himself and Tracy Dighton in 2011. They have been working with a range of clients: from tourism, arts and culture, to environmental organisations and mental health charities. They have a combined forty years experience supporting campaign organisations, community groups, charities and small businesses with their publicity and promotion.

Darren's academic background is politics, but he is a noted communicator on a range of topics and has a wealth of published material in the national, local and specialist press. He turned his attention to music writing more recently, following a short course in music journalism. Darren has given PR support to name rock acts like ex-Gillan guitarist, Bernie Torme, writes a popular music blog covering rock and folk, and is also a regular contributor to the Bright Young Folk website, reviewing new CD releases on the contemporary folk scene. However he is equally at home promoting all genres of music and is passionate about helping musicians to bring their creativity to the attention of wider audiences.

You can get in touch with Darren using the details below:

Phone: 07760 557 095

Email: cllrdarrenjohnson@btinternet.com