Michael Garvey announced as Executive Director of the Benedetti Foundation
Nicola is delighted to reveal that Michael Garvey, current Director of BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, has accepted the role of Executive Director and is joining the team to help establish the Benedetti Foundation.
Over the coming year, Nicola intends to formalise her vision and expand her commitment to the education of young people and the supporting of music teachers by establishing a charitable organisation and appointing Michael Garvey is the next step in realising this.
With more than 20 years of music industry experience in both the commercial and public sectors, Michael will bring expertise in key areas including a deep understanding of the music education and orchestral sectors, leadership, strategic planning and fundraising.
Michael commented, ‘The future wellbeing, support and nurturing of our young people has never been more important and the provision of high quality music education has never been in greater jeopardy across the UK. Nicola Benedetti has selflessly recognised that her unique set of skills and experiences can be put to use to address these challenges. I am honoured that she’s chosen me to support her in this critical work and I look forward to the two of us working together to realise her bold ambitions.’
Nicola commented, ‘I am delighted that Michael has accepted the role of Executive Director and is joining us to help establish the Benedetti Foundation, and to steer the organisation through its inaugural years. Michael brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of both education and music sectors, as well as a shared belief and sense of urgency relating to the power of high quality music education. I cannot wait to work alongside such a fantastic team, and to realise our ambitions.’
📷 Andy Gotts – Nicola Benedetti
Patrick Olner – Michael Garvey