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…

General Manager – Lucy Bending

Lucy Bending comes to the role of General Manager with over twenty-five years experience of working within the arts in a wide variety of roles both in the UK and abroad. Ten of these years were spent as Concerts & Tours Manager of Gabrieli Consort & Players and ten as manager of the London Festival of Baroque Music (formerly Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music), gaining high levels of expertise in all aspects of music and festival management, orchestral touring and arts marketing. Lucy combines her new role at LNM with Manager of two festivals, Baroque at the Edge and Winchester Chamber Music Festival, and General Manager for ChamberStudio.

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