Artistic Director – David Bates

David Bates has in recent years established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting directors of Baroque music and as a figurehead for a new performing generation. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and of the Schola Cantorum in Basel, David Bates initially embarked on a professional singing career. Inspired by his work with renowned conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mark Minkowski, Andrea Marcon and Nicholas McGegan, and driven by a desire to articulate his own musical vision, he founded La Nuova Musica. read more…

Thomas Morgan General Manager of La Nuova MusicaGeneral Manager – Thomas Morgan

Thomas Morgan joins from the internationally renowned Wigmore Hall where he was part of the leadership team that has overseen its unprecedented growth and expansion over the last ten years.  At Wigmore Hall, Thomas has worked in artistic planning, operational management, fundraising and publications.  He started his career at St. John’s Smith Square after studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds University.  Thomas was Head Chorister at Winchester Cathedral.  He has lived and worked in France and Japan and is married with two boys.

Producer – Rebecca Nathan

Rebecca Nathan joins La Nuova Musica in the role of Producer. Rebecca is the founder and director of the Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music welcoming talented young musicians from over 50 countries to work with the best names in British music education each summer. Rebecca has produced concerts and residencies for Sistema England and Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra as well as the National Youth Choir of Kenya. She has also worked across Europe as a freelance concert tour manager for ten years. Rebecca has a love of languages and speaks German and French.  In London, she sings with Voce Chamber Choir and plays the violin with Sinfonia Tamesa.

Marketing and Communications Manager – Mark Bamping

Mark Bamping joins La Nuova Musica as Marketing and Communications Manager having held previous positions at London Symphony Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra. Mark began his career in 2008 as part of the LSO’s Development department where he worked in corporate sponsorship, overseeing the orchestra’s major partnerships with companies such as UBS, Toshiba and Canon. In 2013, Mark joined Aurora Orchestra taking up the newly created position of Director of Engagement with responsibility for fundraising, marketing and communications.


Fixer – David Clegg

David Clegg combines his singing career with various artistic management positions for a wide variety of ensembles. He is a proud trustee of La Nuova Musica, taking care of the gathering of singers and players for the group. A former Choirboy of the Year, David was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, completing his studies on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. A member of the Sixteen for many years, he has performed and recorded with all the major British early music groups as a soloist and consort member, appearing in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Lincoln Centre in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Globe Theatre in London. Increasingly spending time on the management side of the business, he has been artistic advisor on recordings made for numerous labels including Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Warner, Sony, Winged Lion and Hyperion.

Finance Admin and Web Designer – Heather Cairncross

Heather met David Bates whilst singing together in the alto section of the Monteverdi Choir. She rebuilt LNM’s website and designed their newsletters before joining the team as their Administrator.
In her spare time (!) she has an active singing career including recording as a soloist with The San Francisco Symphony and The Hebrides Ensemble for composers John Adams and James Macmillan. Heather, a former Swingle Singer, also sings with Steve Reich & Musicians, Synergy Vocals and the Monteverdi Choir and appears on many film and tv soundtracks.



The Board Of Trustees

Alexandra Cornforth (Chairman)
Barrie Collins (Treasurer)
David Bernstein
David Clegg
Alex Hickey