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.

Concerts Assistant

Roman Benedict

Roman assists with all areas of Britten Sinfonia's concert activity and orchestral management. If you are interested in playing with Britten Sinfonia you can send your CV and covering letter to Roman, though a response cannot always be guaranteed.

Development Director

Will Harriss

Will 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 Assistant

Elizabeth Hunt

Izi assists Will 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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Acting Creative Learning Director

Natalie Ellis

Natalie deals with all aspects of Britten Sinfonia's Creative Learning programme, including Britten Sinfonia Academy, 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 Graduate Assistant

Emily Moss

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

Finance Director

Adrienne Murphy

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

Finance Assistant

Elaine Rust

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


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Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 1 2014-15

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
02 December 2014 1:00pm

An hour-long lunchtime concert featuring a new work by Patrick John Jones, winner of OPUS2014.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 1 2014-15

Wigmore Hall, London
03 December 2014 1:00pm

An hour-long lunchtime concert featuring a new work by Patrick John Jones, winner of OPUS2014.

Bach's Magnificat with King's College Choir

Barbican Hall, London
06 December 2014 7:30pm

Cambridge's King's College Choir and Britten Sinfonia once again join forces under the baton of Stephen Cleobury.

Peter & the Wolf / The Snowman

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
14 December 2014 3:00pm

Sanjeev Bhaskar narrates Prokofiev’s charming tale before a screening of the classic film The Snowman, with Walking in the Air sung live.

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