Mrs Maestro moves into Red House
Sarah Bardwell, director of the Handel House Museum, has been announced as the new general director of the Britten-Pears Foundation at Aldeburgh.
Ms Bardwell is married to the conductor Rumon Gamba, music director of NorrlandsOperan and chief conductor at Aalborg Symfoniorkester.
NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR FOR THE BRITTEN–PEARS FOUNDATION
Sarah Bardwell appointed to key role at The Red House
The Britten–Pears Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Bardwell as its new General Director. Sarah is currently Director of Handel House Museum, where she has been since 2004. Welcoming the news BPF Chairman Nicholas Prettejohn said: “Sarah will bring a strong combination of music and heritage experience to the Foundation, having developed the Museum’s role in education and supported new music through its Composer in Residence scheme.”
Responding, Sarah said: “Following the highly successful celebrations of Britten’s centenary in 2013 it is an enormous honour to be joining the Britten–Pears Foundation and to have the opportunity to work in such a distinguished and creative environment.”
She will take up her new role in October, following the retirement this summer of Richard Jarman. “On behalf of everyone at The Red House,” added Nick Prettejohn, “I would like to thank Richard for transforming BPF over the past thirteen years, particularly through the worldwide Britten 100 celebrations. We all look forward to working with Sarah to build on these great achievements.”