Meet the Trustees

The Board


Dr. Jerome Booth, Chairman
Jerome is an economist and co-founder of the emerging markets fund manager Ashmore Group Plc. As well as a portfolio of business interests he is also Chairman of the Fitzwilliam Museum Development Trust, a member of the governing board of Anglia Ruskin University and a Council Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Dame Mary Archer, DBE
Mary taught chemistry in the University of Cambridge for 10 years before developing a wider portfolio of interests. She was chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for ten years until November 2012, and was appointed DBE in summer 2012 for services to the NHS.

Hamish Forsyth
Hamish is President - Europe at Capital Group Companies Global, part of investment management firm Capital Group. In 2011 he was appointed a Fellow of Eton College and is also a board member of Glyndebourne Productions Ltd and Grange Park Opera.

Dr. Andy Harter
Founder and CEO of technology company RealVNC, Andy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of St Edmund’s College Cambridge. In 2011 he was named Cambridge Businessman of the Year. He is a Fellow of the London College of Music.

Margaret Mair
Margaret read Law at St Anne’s College, Oxford, qualified as a barrister and spent most of her career in the Government Legal Service. Margaret moved to Cambridge in 2001.  She is Chairman of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 2012.

Bill Thompson
Freelance journalist, author, public speaker, and consultant, Bill is a well-known technology critic and commentator on digital culture. A graduate of Cambridge University and former Guardian journalist, he is Head of Partnership Development in the Archive Development group at the BBC and a board member for the Writers’ Centre Norwich.

 

Advisory Council

Jonathan Barclay
Charles Barrington
Stephen Bourne
Dr Nigel W Brown OBE
Germaine Greer
Charles Rawlinson MBE
Prof John Rink
Stephen Smith OBE
John Stephens OBE
John Summers
Fiona Talkington
Prof Michael Thorne
Sir John Tusa
John Woolrich
John Wreford

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Benjamin Grosvenor directs

Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican), London
01 May 2016 7:30pm

Benjamin Grosvenor makes his Britten Sinfonia debut, directing from the keyboard Mozart’s last Piano Concerto No.27 K595.

Tour of China - Britten's Phaedra

Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai
06 May 2016 7:30pm

The first concert in our tour of China featuring Allison Cook and Mahan Esfahani

Tour of China - Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai
07 May 2016 7:30pm

The second concert in our tour of China featuring Britten's Serenada for tenor, horn and strings.

Tour of China - Les illuminations

Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai
08 May 2016 7:30pm

the third programme in our tour of China featuring Britten's Les Illuminations

Tour of China - Britten's Phaedra

Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, Wuhan
10 May 2016 7:30pm

The first concert in our tour of China featuring Allison Cook and Mahan Esfahani

The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise

Barbican Theatre, London
12 May 2016 7:45pm

Ian Bostridge stars in a gripping theatrical version of Schubert's Winterreise in which composer Hans Zender’s iconoclastic orchestral re-imagining of the original is staged by acclaimed opera director and video artist Netia Jones.

The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise

Barbican Theatre, London
13 May 2016 7:45pm

Ian Bostridge stars in a gripping theatrical version of Schubert's Winterreise in which composer Hans Zender’s iconoclastic orchestral re-imagining of the original is staged by acclaimed opera director and video artist Netia Jones.

The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise

Barbican Theatre, London
14 May 2016 7:45pm

Ian Bostridge stars in a gripping theatrical version of Schubert's Winterreise in which composer Hans Zender’s iconoclastic orchestral re-imagining of the original is staged by acclaimed opera director and video artist Netia Jones.

Alice Coote & Mahan Esfahani

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
15 May 2016 3:00pm

Mezzo soprano Alice Coote joins Britten Sinfonia for a performance of Britten's last great masterpiece, Phaedra.

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