Phillipa Reive has been appointed Director, Creative Campus, Snape Maltings. In this newly created position, Reive will lead the development of the creative campus programme and have a senior leadership role at Snape Maltings.

The acquisition, in 2015, of the whole Snape Maltings site enables the development of the creative campus, and an expanded leadership role in the delivery of Snape Maltings’ music, health and wellbeing work. Britten’s vision for Snape Maltings as a special place to nurture outstanding music making, international in its scope, while at the same time being rooted in the community, will be secured for future generations.

As the organisation develops its plan over the coming years to bring back to life the site’s derelict buildings, its vision and strategy will be assessed and tested and new partnerships established. In her new role, Phillipa Reive will manage key strategic relationships in shaping and promoting the working of the year-round creative campus, based on a programme which is rooted locally and regionally but which has national and international impact. The Chief Executive will continue to work directly with the Head of Artistic Planning on the planning of the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Proms and other Snape Maltings promoted performances.

Phillipa Reive has had an impressive career in music, learning and inclusion and is regarded as one of the leading figures in the fast developing world of music and wellbeing. She ran the Learning & Inclusion department at Snape Maltings for over 18 years and her work has previously included positions with Glyndebourne Opera and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Snape Maltings has also appointed Kate Wyatt as Producer – Opera & Music Theatre. This role reports to the Head of Artistic Planning and is responsible for overseeing Snape Maltings’ activity in the field of opera, music theatre and contemporary mixed-media works for the stage, with a particular focus on developing and producing new work. The role also includes coordination of the Jerwood Opera Writing Programme, a unique training opportunity for composers, librettists, directors and others working in the development of new opera. Kate Wyatt is currently a freelance producer and consultant but has previously worked as Creative Producer at Spitalfields Music and also had roles with organisations including the British Council and Britten Sinfonia.

In addition to these posts, two new members of the Artist Development team have also been appointed: Charlotte Hartley as Assistant Producer, Residencies & Open Space and Rosie McNiff as Assistant Producer, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme.

Roger Wright, Chief Executive, Snape Maltings commented, “These appointments are a significant development in the life and work of Snape Maltings as we look to fulfil our vision to create the leading international creative campus and continue to raise the profile of our unique year-round programme of work.”


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