Andrew Burke has been appointed Chief Executive of the London Sinfonietta following the departure of Cathy Graham and Gillian Moore. His position covers the overall management of the ensemble as well as the development of artistic policy in collaboration with the existing team and external advisors.

Currently Head of LSO Discovery, the London Symphony Orchestra's community and education programme, Andrew has previously worked in education roles at the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and at Blackheath Concert Halls in South East London. In the past three years LSO Discovery has expanded its programme into LSO St Luke's, while also significantly developing a series of opportunities for composers through Sound Adventures and the LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers scheme.

Andrew Burke says: ëIt is an honour to join the London Sinfonietta team, and I'm really excited about the prospect of working with everyone connected with such an innovative and world-class organisation. The next few years offer so much potential for exciting collaborations at Southbank Centre and abroad, and new relationships with the community around Kings Place .í

London Sinfonietta Chairman Tony Mackintosh says: ëIím delighted that Andrew Burke has accepted the post of Chief Executive. His experience of collaboration and track record of innovative work offers the ensemble an exciting future.í

Andrew takes up the position on 1 July 2007. Until then, Jane Williams remains Acting General Manager of the ensemble.


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