“I have always admired Laura’s distinct passion and sensitivity to arts and culture.  Her business acumen in relationship building is unmatched.”
Aida Aydinyan
Vice President, Business for the Arts

“…very passionate about her Latvian roots and promoting Latvian artists to the world.”
Ēriks Ešenvalds, Composer

“…a facilitator and entrepreneur of superb ability and expertise who brings her great passion, calm confidence and innate personal charm to all she undertakes.”
Robert Cooper, CM MMus DLitt
Artistic Director and Conductor, Orpheus Choir of Toronto and Chorus Niagara

“Laura has been instrumental in raising BALSIS’ profile on the world stage.”

Ints Teterovskis
Artistic Director and Conductor, Latvian Youth Choir BALSIS


Welcome to my new website!

Vestard and Elina Shimkus - April 2013

The Adlers Agency

The Adlers Agency is my presenting organization for special projects, which include concerts, workshops, seminars, concert tours, commissioning and recording projects.   Please check here for updates on new and exciting projects being presented by The Adlers Agency.  I invite you to visit the gallery for images of some of my past collaborations and projects. Please note that I am not formally representing any individual artists or arts organizations at this time, but a full list of past clients can be found here.

MMIAM 2014-2015

MMIAM 2014-2015

In August 2014, I will begin studies in the Master of Management in International Arts Management program, a unique new program presented jointly by Southern Methodist University in Dallas, HEC Montréal and SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan.  I will be blogging here on a regular basis about my studies and the program, so please check in regularly!

Martins Laura

Behind the Scenes

I have always been more interested in working behind the scenes with artists to help them with the business of the arts than being the artist on stage, as fascinating as the artist’s life and work has always been to me.  This blog is dedicated to my colleagues, the culture managers, graphic designers, stylists, photographers, etc, who work closely with artists and arts organizations to make their exhibits, dance, theatre, opera, concert productions a great success from an organizational, marketing, financial and business perspective.  I look forward to sharing with you both the profiles of some of my colleagues, and also the challenges and opportunities facing culture managers today.