Holly Mathieson (Co-Artistic Director) is currently Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia, and works regularly with opera houses, ballet companies and orchestras in Europe, Australasia and North America. In recent seasons she conducted the London Symphony, BBC Concert, Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham, London Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, Southbank Sinfonia, Red Note Ensemble and Scottish Ballet.
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Jon Hargreaves (Co-Artistic Director) is co-director of London’s Octandre Ensemble, he has been at the helm of seven critically-lauded seasons, and has Music Directorships in London, Birmingham and Scotland, and as a guest conductor for projects including LSO SoundHub, RSNO and Youth orchestras at national and local levels.
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Rachael Brimley (Development Manager)
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Marie Driver (Projects and Tours Assistant)
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Julia Fisher (Marketing and Communications Officer) is originally from the world of theatre and performance art. Julia graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2020 with a degree in Contemporary Performance Practice. Her performance work explores making collaborative, interactive and irreverent connections with audiences, all things she loves about Nevis Ensemble too. She also stays at home with her cat, Newman, and does very exciting things. Probably.
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Kerry Lane (Artist Development Manager) is a writer, educator, and theatre maker from Aotearoa New Zealand, with awards and international publication credits for poetry, plays, and short fiction. They spent a good chunk of the last five years running a political drag company and directing experimental theatre. Kerry is a qualified teacher with nearly ten years of experience in learning design and development.
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Georgina MacDonell Finlayson (Sustainability Manager) 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.
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Jessica Massey (Artistic Programme Manager) is a singer from Belfast who has lived, studied and worked in Scotland for the last decade. Although she read Literature at the University of Edinburgh, music has remained and will always be her preferred stomping ground. Jessica joins Nevis after some years working in Production and Artistic Planning with Dunedin Consort: a role in which she led in the delivery of projects and touring both internationally and throughout Scotland.
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Jamie Munn (Chief Executive) has worked on music projects and for music-based organisations in Berlin, Nairobi, Mumbai , Dubai and Hong Kong, as well as leading workshops in Cambodia, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and Thailand. He is on the Board of Trustees of Drake Music Scotland, St Mary’s Music School, and Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, and is a Fellow of the International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA) supported by Creative Scotland.
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Derrick Morgan (Assistant Artistic Director) is a young Scottish conductor and award winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and The University of Edinburgh. He is currently musical director of Paisley Sinfonia, Rudsambee Company of Singers and Blackbird Opera. He also holds the position of Principal Conductor of Ensemble Alba, Conductor of the Helensburgh Orchestral Society and is a regular guest with Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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International mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker, and virtuoso trumpeter John Wallace OBE are Nevis Ensemble’s Ambassadors flying the flag for the orchestra, and helping us in our mission to take music to everyone, everywhere
Board of Trustees
Ankna Arockiam studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as a singer, and is currently undertaking a research degree. She is a Board member for Children’s Classics Concerts and is the Chair of the Student Working Group of the Association of European Conservatoires.
Dr. Rachel Drury is a freelance musician and researcher working predominantly in the field of music education and psychology. Her work has been performed internationally, and she is a lecturer on the at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Fraser Gordon has been Principal Contrabassoon of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011, serving on the Board of Directors for five years, and is an active musician in the RPO’s Community & Education programme: RPO Resound. After several years teaching in the bassoon department, Fraser was recently appointed to the post of Head of Woodwind at the Royal Academy of Music.
Carol Fleming is Head of Marketing at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. After graduating with First Class Honours in Music from Glasgow University, she began her career in educational publishing before entering the world of arts marketing, specialising in classical music.
Su-a Lee was born in Seoul, and now lives in Edinburgh as the Associate Principal cellist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She also plays for theatre, dance and film and performs and records regularly with Scotland’s jazz and folk luminaries.
Karen MacIver works with dance companies round the world, both playing and lecturing on improvisational skills. She was staff musician at Scottish Ballet, then began contract work with Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Contemporary Dance and Houston Ballet, Texas. Karen is delighted to be part of the team at Nevis Ensemble, whose unique style of presentation, and ethos in cultural and environmental issues are paramount.
Ewan McGill has worked in marketing and communications roles across the arts and culture, environment and social care sectors. Ewan’s current position is with a health and social care partnership, and he is also a member of the Glasgow National Park City group.
Laetitia Pannetier is a part French part Indonesian violinist, currently based in Glasgow studying at the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland. Thanks to her father’s career, Laetitia was required to travel and live in many foreign countries such as Malaysia, China, Egypt, Algeria, and France, and considers herself as an Adult Third Culture Kid. She has a passion for performance communication with audiences and believes that music is the universal language. She joined Nevis Ensemble as a violinist in 2018 and absolutely fell in love with the organisation.
Dr. Gameli Kodzo Tordzro is a multiple-arts practitioner, educator and artistic researcher. He is an Artist in Residence and lecturer at the University of Glasgow School of Education, and a member of the UNESCO Arts Lab, and the Society for Artistic Research. He is the founder/composer and creative director of Ha Orchestra and editor of AdinkraLinks Network.
Nicolas Žekulin was born in Canada, and has worked for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is currently the General Manager for Hebrides Ensemble and sits on the Board of Scottish Ensemble.