Trustees:
Marion Friend MBE (Chair)
Gillon Cameron
Tim Davy
Lucy Drever
Dr Ursula Jones OBE
Nick Rampley

 
Marion Friend MBE (Chair)
Marion Friend MBE (Chair) has held senior arts administration positions at Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Young Musician of the Year and Wigmore Hall and in the early part of her career she combined freelance orchestral playing with peripatetic and class teaching. Marion was Director of Junior Trinity, (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance) a role she relinquished after twelve years in order to develop her arts and education consultancy including coaching, mentoring and facilitation. Marion is on the music advisory panel for Radcliffe Trust and is an independent assessor for Awards for Young Musicians. Until recently she was an Arts Council England quality assessor and Chair of her local Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra.
 
Gillon Cameron
Gillon has worked as a violinist for over 25 years. He performs regularly with the some of the foremost chamber music ensembles in the UK, including Aurora Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, and the London Contemporary Orchestra (all winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Best Ensemble award). He has also worked frequently with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra, and has toured all over the world. Away from classical music, he has collaborated both live and in the studio with a wide variety of artists including Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Sting, Beyoncé, Jamiroquai, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Jeff Beck, Spice Girls, Florence and the Machine, and Rufus Wainwright. He is also a Family Law barrister, recommended over the last 10 years by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
 
Tim Davy
studied tuba at Trinity College of Music (now Trinity Laban) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and undertook Spitalfields Music’s animateur training programme, before embarking on a varied freelance career as an orchestra performer and creative workshop leader. Tim also worked in production and moved into full-time producing and arts administration, first at the Royal Opera House, and currently at the London Symphony Orchestra. For the LSO, Tim leads creative projects and major artistic plans at home and abroad, both live and online, manages partnerships internationally and across the UK, and leads tours throughout Europe and further afield.
 
Lucy Drever
is a presenter, workshop leader and narrator. She regularly presents and leads workshops with some of the leading orchestras, arts venues and music charities in the UK including The Philharmonia, Wigmore Hall and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra of which she is Associate Artist. She has recently narrated concerts for Lambert Jackson at the London Palladium and is the Head of Creative Learning at the Benedetti Foundation as well as currently being an Ambassador for Britten Pears Arts. Lucy works in a variety of settings including arts venues, schools, Early Years spaces, hospitals, conservatoires and prisons. As well as education consultancy she works across various industries, helping people with their presenting and public speaking skills.
 
Dr. Ursula Jones OBE
was born in Switzerland but has lived in London for most of her life. She was co-founder and General Manager of the English Chamber Orchestra until 1975, when she became a student again, taking up New World archaeology at the University of London. Since then she has combined her archeological and musical interests, lecturing on the prehistory of Mexico and also organising concerts in the UK and Switzerland for young talented musicians.
Ursula married the eminent trumpet player Philip Jones in 1956 and managed the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble during its last ten years. She is also a trustee of the Lucerne Festival, Streetwise Opera and the National Youth Wind Orchestra.
 
Nick Rampley
Nick Rampley is currently Director of Resources and Operations at the City and Guilds of London Art School. He was formerly Vice Principal of Morley College which he joined after a career in various administrative and management roles in higher education institutions within London, followed by ten years as Director of Finance and Administration at the Purcell School, one of the UK's most prestigious specialist music schools. Nick is a trustee of a number of other charities which support music making including: NonClassical (for which he acts as treasurer), the Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust, the Margaret Engering Music Trust and the Kensington Symphony Orchestra where he is also principal bassoon. He also holds Directorships of WeAreWaterloo Business Improvement District and Lower Marsh Market Ltd.
 
 
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