Josephine Hemsing is the founder and managing director of Hemsing Associates, a public relations firms for internationally lauded classical musicians, ensembles, festivals and special projects, including visual, theatrical and literary endeavors. In this role she oversees all operations, strategy and day-to-day management of the firm. Prior to founding Hemsing Associates in 1989, Hemsing worked in the press department of the New York Philharmonic under Director Francis Little, for classical music publicist Audrey Michaels, and, for four years, as publicist at the Carson Office headed by Margaret Carson (accounts included Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Barry Tuckwell, The MacDowell Colony, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts Letters). During that period, she did graduate studies in theatre at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Hemsing also worked for legendary producer and theatrical agent Peter Witt in New York, in opera and theatre dramaturgy at the Freiburg State Theatre, Germany, on several Off-Off, Off & On Broadway productions, and for six years at ASCAP. Born in Paris to American parents, Hemsing holds a bachelor’s degree (1974) from Sarah Lawrence College (concentration in literature and in music composition and piano) and studied linguistics, philosophy, and literature at the Sorbonne in Paris.