Renaud Loranger has been appointed Vice President for Artists and Repertoire at PENTATONE. He takes up his new role on November 1st. His mission will be to develop the label’s roster and expand its activities internationally. Loranger (32) began his career in his hometown as dramaturge with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, before moving to the new Deutsche Grammophon worldwide headquarters in Berlin in 2011. As Executive Producer, he oversaw the label’s opera productions and key vocal releases, and worked in close collaboration with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin on his recording projects, among others. He added responsibility for the label’s French division in 2015.
Renaud Loranger succeeds current Director of A&R and PENTATONE cofounder Job Maarse, who remains with the company in an advisory capacity.
Dirk Jan Vink (Managing Director, PENTATONE) said: “I am very happy that Renaud is taking over as head of A&R. He is bringing unparalleled creative leadership to the label and his truly extraordinary network extends to all corners of the industry. He will build on our many successes and develop a bold, quality driven vision for the company and its artists.”
Job Maarse said: “Following my decision to retire, the search for a successor has been a long process. In Renaud we found someone who deeply understands the values of our label and its potential. I am very excited he is joining PENTATONE.”
Renaud Loranger said: “I am thrilled to accept Dirk Jan’s and Job’s invitation to shape the future of PENTATONE, one of the most distinguished independent classical labels. Their commitment to quality is second to none and excellence lies at the very core of the company’s identity. They believe firmly in classical music and wish to continue growing the business globally with the support of a strong, stable and dedicated team. It’s a wonderful new chapter that I am greatly looking forward to.”