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Period instrument player is Arts Council’s new head of music

January 8, 2018 by norman lebrecht

4 comments.


Claire Mera-Nelson, a former violinist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium, the London Handel Orchestra and The Sixteen, has been named director of music (and London) at Arts Council England.

Her last job was head of music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and executive director of Blackheath Halls.


Comments (4)

  1. Will says:

    Congratulations Claire! Think this is an excellent appointment.

  2. Sophie says:

    Excellent news. Congratulations Claire!

  3. FS60103 says:

    Sigh. Please, please, tell me she’s held at least one post in an organisation based outside of Greater London?

  4. Elizabeth Owen says:

    At least she is an experienced practitioner there are far too many civil servants with absolutely no arts experience working at ACE.


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