Meet the Staff

To contact a member of our staff please either telephone +44 (0)1223 300795, email or send a direct email using the following format:

Chief Executive

David Butcher

David is responsible for Britten Sinfonia’s artistic, strategic and business planning.

Artistic Planning Director

Nikola White

Nikola is responsible for planning Britten Sinfonia's future projects. She researches artists for our concert work and plans our UK and international touring schedule.

Concerts Director

James Calver

Contact James for enquiries about orchestra engagements, fees, contracts, and advance diary planning.

Orchestra Manager

Annabel Leakey

Annabel manages all of the practical arrangements for Britten Sinfonia concerts.

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Hannah Bates

Hannah is responsible for booking players for Britten Sinfonia's concerts. If you are interested in playing with Britten Sinfonia you can send your CV and covering letter to

Concerts Assistant

Hazel Terry

Hazel assists with all areas of Britten Sinfonia's concert activity and orchestral management.

Graduate Trainee Orchestra Assistant

Imogen Poole

Imogen assists the concerts department  in all aspects of it's work.

Development Director

Nick Brealey

Nick is responsible for all areas of the orchestra’s fundraising activities, including donations from individuals, support from trusts and foundations, and corporate sponsorships. He is also the main contact for Britten Sinfonia’s principal public funder, Arts Council England.

Development Manager

Elizabeth Hunt

Izi assists Nick with all areas of fundraising, and is also the main contact for Musically Gifted and the Friends of Britten Sinfonia. Contact Izi to find out how you can support the orchestra.

Marketing Director

Claire Bowdler

Claire is responsible for all areas of the orchestra's marketing and branding.

Marketing Coordinator

Karys Orman

Karys assists the Marketing Director in all aspects of the marketing department's work. Please contact Karys if you require a biography or pictures of the orchestra.

Press Consultant

Sophie Cohen Arts Publicity

Sophie is a freelance press consultant based in London who directs Britten Sinfonia's relations with national press.  Visit her website here

+44 (0) 20 7428 9850

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Creative Learning Director

Jennifer House

Jennifer deals with all aspects of Britten Sinfonia's Creative Learning programme, including projects in schools and the community, family concerts, coaching and talent development as well as training and CPD for workplaces.

Creative Learning Co-ordinator

Mateja Kaluza

Mateja manages Britten Sinfonia’s pre-concert talk series, Cambridge Composers Workshop, Creative Learning At Lunch projects, and other bespoke projects. She is also currently managing the application process for OPUS2015. Please contact Mateja with any queries about any of our Creative Learning department’s work.

Creative Learning Assistant

Emily Moss

Emily assists the Creative Learning team on a wide range of projects.

Britten Sinfonia Academy Manager

Isobel Timms

Isobel manages the Britten Sinfonia Academy. Working with young, talented, secondary school age players from the East of England, the Academy focuses on aspects that make Britten Sinfonia unique: playing without conductor, mixing up genres and playing in different styles, performing in small chamber groups, improvising, composing and exploring new music as well as working with inspiring special guests. To find out more about the audition process to join the Academy contact Isobel.

Finance Director

Adrienne Murphy

Adrienne manages Britten Sinfonia's accounts, financial and business planning.

Finance Manager

Elaine Rust

Elaine assists the Finance Director in all areas of finance. Contact Elaine for any invoice or payment queries.


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TAKE TWO : Louis Andriessen in Focus One

Barbican Hall, London
09 February 2016 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia’s TAKE TWO double-bill presents a compelling portrait, placing Andriessen’s distinctive output in the context of his musical influences, including Stravinsky, Bach, jazz, and minimalist contemporaries.

TAKE TWO : Louis Andriessen in Focus Two

Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican), London
13 February 2016 3:00pm

This dance infused programme explores Andriessen’s admiration for Stravinsky, with whom he shares an acute ear for colour and clarity of expression, the influence of Bach and his life-long love of jazz.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
19 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
23 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

Wigmore Hall, London
24 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Debussy, Donatoni & Bjarnason

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
25 February 2016 8:00pm

An evening of chamber music at Turner Sims Concert Hall, featuring music by Debussy, Donatoni and a new work by Daníel Bjarnason.

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