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.

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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.


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