The success of La Nuova Musica has marked out David Bates 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 LNM. read more…
Stephen joined La Nuova Musica as General Manager in November 2015 and is working closely with David Bates in developing and selling future projects and taking a lead in fund-raising.
Stephen Carpenter has enjoyed a career spanning 35 years during which he was Chief Executive of several of the UK’s leading orchestras, most recently the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment which he left at the end of 2014 to pursue freelance activities including his passion for the composer Felix Mendelssohn and his journey through Scotland in 1829.
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
Patrick McHugh (Chairman)
Barrie Collins – Treasurer