Having worked for over 20 years in some of the most prestigious global artist agencies, it was a natural step to branch out on my own in order to deliver my vision of a modern, flexible and innovative artist management agency. Over the last five years Keynote has gone from strength to strength. We have grown but retained our ethos of working honestly and openly with our Artists to deliver a personalised, collaborative and caring experience. As we embark on our fifth season, I am extremely proud of what the Keynote team has achieved, and I am hugely excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Working at Keynote is as much fun now as it was when I started. Looking back, we’ve delivered an impressive array of international touring projects, signed some wonderful new artists and created an exciting new singers division and our excitement for what the future holds remains undimmed. Partnership, collaboration and fun, underpinned by hard work and commitment, remain at the core of everything we do and the strength of the way we work as a team makes me very proud. Yes, we’ve grown, but we still work as closely as ever with our artists and partners.
For many years I have been on the other side of the classical music business as Artistic Manager of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and as Head of Artistic Planning at the Wiener Konzerthaus before taking a first step back to the artist management side as an entrepreneur co-founding the platform HELLO STAGE and as co-author of the book "How to be your own manager“ (which the ABO awarded with "Artist Manager of the Year" in 2018). I am now delighted to be joining the dynamic, creative and dedicated Keynote team as a consultant playing a more direct role in the careers of a group of exceptional artists.
I’m the newest member of the team, and have felt very much at home from the moment I started. Keynote’s boutique approach combined with its drive and enthusiasm are both energising and inspiring. I’m very happy to have returned to artist management, to be working with some of the most prestigious artists internationally and in the front line of our new singers’ department.
After studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Royal Academy of Music, I spent several years as a freelance violinist and teacher before joining Keynote in 2017. Working with a list of exceptional, enterprising artists alongside a team of people with such a wealth of knowledge and experience is incredibly inspiring and a real privilege.
Having been with Keynote Artist Management from its creation, I am thrilled to see how much we have developed as a company over the last five years. Re-joining the team this season, following the birth of my first son, I have been struck by the continued expansion of artists and projects while at the same time preserving the dynamism, energy and friendliness of the team that makes Keynote such an exciting and rewarding place to work.
Before joining Keynote I studied music at the University of York while also continuing my professional career in the charity sector. I feel truly lucky that I am able to further my musical interests into my professional life. Working in depth with a variety of artists brings many exciting elements to the table. It is also a pleasure to work with and learn from my intelligent, knowledgeable, and rather amusing colleagues!