Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Sinfonia Cymru appoints Peter Bellingham as new chief executive

9:38, 15th December 2017

Sinfonia Cymru has appointed Peter Bellingham as its next chief executive. He will succeed Sophie Lewis, who will step down at the end of January 2018 after 11 years in post.

Currently consultant transition director of National Youth Arts Wales, Bellingham has been a trustee of Sinfonia Cymru since 2014. Over the last few years, he has worked on a range of high profile arts consultancy projects, including work with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Rondo Media; previous roles include managing director at Welsh National Opera and head of planning at Bradford Theatres.

Praising Sophie Lewis’s contribution to the ensemble, Lucy Stout, chair of Sinfonia Cymru, said: ‘We are delighted that, in Peter, we will again have a leader who is wholly committed to developing the creative powers of our talented musicians and to innovating with them for the benefit of audiences.’

Sinfonia Cymru is a Cardiff-based chamber orchestra dedicated to supporting talented young musicians at the start of their careers. Each year, the ensemble’s work includes orchestral tours, creative learning, and health and well-being projects.

Upcoming projects in 2018 include a tour with guest conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy, a new creative learning project in partnership with Mid Wales Music Trust, and two concerts in the Curate series produced in partnership with Tramshed Tech, which will incorporate a range of digital elements.


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