Gregg Gleasner is the founder of GleasnerMusic, an independent artistic services firm offering leadership and guidance to orchestras, festivals, and performing arts organizations. Acknowledged as an arts leader in the international cultural community, Gregg has spent thirty years in the classical music industry.
As Director of Artistic Planning for the San Francisco Symphony from 1991-2011, Gregg managed the direction and details of all artistic activities which included over 230 concerts every season. Partnering with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, he implemented an artistic vision that has been recognized throughout the world as singular and unique.
Among the highlights of Gregg`s years with the SFS were the planning of the American Mavericks festivals in 2000 and 2012, the centennial season in 2011/12, the Emmy-winning production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, two Live from Carnegie Hall PBS specials, numerous semi-staged opera productions, and over 250 Great Performers Series presentations. Gregg served on the Music Director Search Committee which selected Michael Tilson Thomas as successor to Herbert Blomstedt.
Prior to the SFS, Gregg was Vice President and Artists` Manager for Columbia Artists Management, Inc. (CAMI) in New York City for eleven years, where he represented artists John Browning, Hélène Grimaud, Robert McDuffie, Yehudi Menuhin, John O`Conor, Ivo Pogorelich and András Schiff among others, as well as numerous international orchestras, chamber ensembles and dance companies on tour.
While attending the Juilliard School of Music and New York University in New York City, Gregg launched CCI Management, a fledgling company which presented young artists in recital as well as booking services.