Susannah York Skinner Appointed New Chief Executive Of Gabrieli Consort & Players
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Susie York Skinner, Director at Hazard Chase has been appointed new Chief Executive of Gabrieli Consort & Players with effect from 14 March 2011.
Susie York Skinner leaves a successful period at Hazard Chase as Artist Manager (since Sept 06) and subsequently as a Director (since April 08).
Since graduating with a music degree from the University of Manchester in 2000, Susie has spent the last ten years in artist management, initially at Intermusica, where she first worked closely with Paul McCreesh. Susie subsequently moved to Hazard Chase where she has looked after a roster of conductors, instrumentalists and ensembles and managed the company's London office.
Susie commented: I am delighted to be joining the team at Gabrieli, having known and admired the ensemble's work for many years, and to be working with Paul McCreesh once again. Gabrieli Consort & Players are renowned for their exciting and invigorating performances and I look forward to being involved in every area of the ensemble's work, to building on its enviable performing reputation both nationally and internationally, and further developing the emerging Gabrieli Young Singers' Scheme.
Susie’s role will oversee all relationships with the network of international agents, concert halls and promoters, and work closely with Paul McCreesh in repertoire and project development. Susie will also continue to develop the ensemble’s broadening educational projects.
Susie York Skinner follows Robin Tyson, formally Head of Artistic Planning for Gabrieli. Robin has moved on to become Director of the newly formed Edition Peters Artist Management (EPAM). Robin spent 20 months at Gabrieli, expanding and strengthening its network of agents and existing and new relationships with promoters and venues. Robin also played a significant part in successfully establishing and launching the Gabrieli Young Singers’ Scheme and developing a new recording strategy for the group.
Paul McCreesh, Founder and Artistic Director of Gabrieli Consort & Players said:
I heartily welcome Susie into our excellent management team and to work with her once again. I know her to be dynamic and tenacious with an ability to think outside the box…exactly what any ensemble needs in these challenging times.