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We are delighted to announce that Andrew Tusa will be the next Chair of Britten Sinfonia’s board of trustees. He will take over formally from our interim chair, Janis Susskind, at the next board meeting in mid February.

Following several years in his twenties as a professional singer, Andrew pursued a career in asset management and investment banking, most recently at Barclays where he was a senior adviser to UK listed companies. Alongside his career in financial services, he has served on the boards of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra and, latterly, the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He read Music at New College, Oxford, is a keen violinist and has lived in East Anglia for the past 25 years.

Meurig Bowen, CEO and Artistic Director of Britten Sinfonia, writes:
“I’m really delighted that Andrew is joining us as Chair. The combination of skills and experience that he brings to this role is ideal: a dual expertise and enthusiasm for music, a deep understanding of business management through his decades in the corporate world, and a longstanding knowledge of our East of England base, as resident and audience member. In announcing Andrew’s appointment, I’d like to acknowledge the work of our outgoing Interim Chair, Janis Susskind. Her wisdom and guidance at a crucial time for the orchestra has been hugely appreciated by all of us at Britten Sinfonia."

Andrew Tusa comments:

“I have long been a supporter of Britten Sinfonia's pioneering education work, musical excellence and innovative programming, and am delighted to be joining the board as Chair. Britten Sinfonia is a beacon of musical quality whose light shines far beyond its roots in East Anglia. I look forward to working with Meurig and the team to ensure the strength of the orchestra's future and its sustained contribution to musical life in the UK and beyond.”