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 Manager, 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 appearing as a soloist worldwide. Heather, a former Swingle Singer, sings with Steve Reich & Musicians, Synergy Vocals, Colin Currie Group and the Monteverdi Choir and appears on many film and tv soundtracks.


Continuo Manager – Chloe Priest Griffiths

Chloe is the most recent addition to the LNM team in a new role that serves the needs of the Continuo membership scheme. Following full time roles at Britten Sinfonia (marketing) and Art Fund (marketing and membership), Chloe is now a freelance marketing consultant and project manager. Her clients have included The Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge Music Festival, Free Word, Chamber Studio and St Albans International Organ Festival. Chloe is also a governor at Watling View School and Secretary of the Wheathampstead Community Group.


Fundraiser – Harriet Lawrence

Harriet is an established arts fundraiser specialising in raising funds for orchestras and arts organisations from statutory bodies such as Arts Council England, and charitable trusts and foundations. She has worked for the Barbican Centre, London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and is now is arts fundraising and strategic development consultant. Clients have included Academy of Ancient Music, Arcangelo and Multi-Story Orchestra, and she is part of the regular team at the Brighton Early Music Festival. She is a Trustee of early music ensemble Solomon’s Knot.



The Board Of Trustees

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