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.

Projects Manager

Hannah Donat

Hannah is responsible for managing selected Britten Sinfonia projects.

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.

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.

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Claire Murphy

Claire is responsible for developing new corporate partnerships and maintaining existing corporate relations.

Marketing Director

Claire Bowdler

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

Marketing Assistant

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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Evening Serenade

St Mary's Church, Stoke by Nayland
01 October 2015 8:00pm

The wind principals from Britten Sinfonia join forces with Jerwood Young Artists.

Hitchcock's Psycho

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
10 October 2015 7:00pm

A live performance by Britten Sinfonia of the infamous soundtrack accompanying the iconic film.

TAKE TWO : Oliver Knussen in Focus One

Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican), London
25 October 2015 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia opens its 2015-16 season with a TAKE TWO double-bill that explores the music and influences of one of Britain’s finest and most beguiling musical figures, composer Oliver Knussen. 

TAKE TWO : Oliver Knussen in Focus Two

Barbican Hall, London
28 October 2015 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia opens its 2015-16 season with a TAKE TWO double-bill that explores the music and influences of one of Britain’s finest and most beguiling musical figures, composer Oliver Knussen. 

Sound Unbound: Vivaldi Recomposed

Barbican Hall, London
31 October 2015 9:00pm

Max Richter's homage to Vivaldi

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