On the back of our Green Nevis campaign, winning the Environmental Sustainability Award at the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music, and as a member of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Arts Initiative, Nevis Ensemble has appointed Georgina MacDonell Finlayson as the orchestra’s first Sustainability Manager to help us achieve tangible reductions in carbon emissions, and best use of resources as we play our part in tackling the Climate Emergency.
As a violinist with Nevis, and the member of the Player Committee tasked with overseeing sustainability issues, Georgina is well placed to make sure that we at Nevis continue to practice what we preach when it comes to sustainability and the environment.
Georgina says ‘I think we live in a time where the arts are becoming ever more vital as a way of sharing and communicating. I am really committed in helping Nevis Ensemble navigate the climate emergency that faces the world, but also finding ways music can be a positive means to help people understand and cope with the challenges ahead of us.’
Georgina MacDonell Finlayson is a musician, composer and community arts practitioner from the North East of Scotland. She enjoys a varied portfolio of performing, teaching and writing music in both classical and traditional styles, and has a particular interest in multi-disciplinary performance. Having grown up in a remote Angus glen, she has a close connection to the natural world, and feels very strongly about recognising the significance of the climate crisis in all aspects of our lives. Georgina has been a part of Nevis Ensemble since its inception in 2018, and is excited to take up this new role as Sustainability Manager.