Bob Quintana, President
and Artist Manager

Bob Quintana’s introduction to the world of musical performance came at the age of 11, when his grandmother urged him to begin taking classical guitar lessons in his native Bronx, NY. Soon thereafter, he was also enrolled in music theory classes and learning to read music.
 
A passion was quickly born, and this lead to high school and college educations at the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (guitar/violin) and Mannes School of Music (Countertenor) in New York City. It was during his time at the former institution that his obsession with vocal performance and repertoire began.
 
Instead of pursuing a path as a performer, Bob entered the business world and spent the ensuing years immersing himself in the field of marketing, taking on roles of increasing importance at various advertising agencies and paving the way for an eventual transition into the area of business management.
 
Bob founded Quintana Artist Management in 2021 at the height of the COVID pandemic, leveraging his knowledge of voices and repertoire and combining it with his marketing and business management experience to create powerful professional relationships. With this, Quintana Artist Management was born.
 
Since its inception in 2021, QAM’s artists have been engaged by organizations including Akron Symphony, American Lyric Theatre, Arizona Opera, Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Bard Summerscape, Belgian National Orchestra, Berkshire Opera Festival, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Opera, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Cedar Rapids Opera, Central City Opera, Charleston Opera Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera, Creede Musical Arts Festival, Dayton Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Detroit Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Domstufen Festspiele Erfurt, Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Napa Valley, Florentine Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Fontana Chamber Arts, Fort Worth Symphony, Glimmerglass Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Grand Teton Music Festival, Gulfshore Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Kentucky Opera, Knoxville Opera, Korea National Opera, LA Master Chorale, LA Opera, LA Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, Littleton Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Maryland Opera, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Nashville Opera, Nashville Symphony, New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus, New York Philharmonic, North Carolina Opera, Oakland Symphony, On Site Opera, Opera 5, Opera Australia, Opera Colorado, Opera Columbus, Opera Cultura, Opera Festival of Chicago, Opera Idaho, Opera Las Vegas, Opéra National de Lyon, Opera on the Avalon, Opera Paralléle, Opera Philadelphia, Opera San Antonio, Opera San Jose, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Southwest, Opera Tampa, OperaDelaware, Orchestra Iowa, Orchestre Classique de Montréal, Orlando Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Pacific Symphony, Palm Beach Opera, Pensacola Opera, Piedmont Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Portland Opera, Princeton Festival, Rork Music, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Opera House, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Seattle Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Skylight Music Theatre, South Bend Lyric Opera, Spoleto Festival, Sun Valley Music Festival, Symphony San Jose, Tallahassee Symphony, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Tulsa Opera, University of Iowa, US Naval Academy, Utah Opera, Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Opera, Virginia Opera, Washington National Opera, Welsh National Opera, West Edge Opera, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Wexford Festival Opera, and Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.
 
Bob was recently a judge for the 2024 Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing Competition. He lives in Bucks County, PA with his husband Bob (that’s not a typo) and son Jacob, and their dog (Molly) and cat (Tara).