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.

Marketing Director

Claire Bowdler

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

Marketing & Development Coordinator

Karys Orman

Karys assists the Marketing and Development Directors in all aspects of the departments 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 Manager

Elaine Rust

Elaine is responsible for the financial admin at Britten Sinfonia. Contact Elaine for any invoice or payment queries.


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Ian Bostridge directs

Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich
19 June 2016 7:30pm

Ian Bostridge joins Britten Sinfonia for Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings.

Britten Sinfonia at St Denis Festival 2016

Basilica Cathedral of St Denis, Paris
20 June 2016 8:30pm

Rosemary Standley, singer with international music collective, Moriarty, and young Brazilian cellist/singer-songwriter Dom La Nena (known as a duo as Birds on a Wire) join forces with Britten Sinfonia for new arrangements of ballads and lullabies.

Aldeburgh Festival 2016

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape
23 June 2016 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by preeminent conductor/composer Oliver Knussen to present a programme as part of the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival.

Ian Bostridge directs

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
24 June 2016 7:30pm

Ian Bostridge joins Britten Sinfonia for Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Five 2015-16

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
30 June 2016 1:00pm

Britten Sinfonia Academy, now celebrating its fifth year, performs its own At Lunch programme featuring a world premiere.

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