Nicola Benedetti appoints an executive director

The Scottish violinist is creating a charitable foundation to support music teachers, with Michael Garvey as executive director.

Garvey is a former director of BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

Nicki said, ‘I am delighted that Michael has accepted the role of Executive Director and is joining us to help establish the Benedetti Foundation, and to steer the organisation through its inaugural years. Michael brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of both education and music sectors, as well as a shared belief and sense of urgency relating to the power of high quality music education. I cannot wait to work alongside such a fantastic team, and to realise our ambitions.’

Garvey resigned today from his BBC job.


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  • Michael isn’t a ‘former’ Director of the BBCNOW. He is the current director. He hasn’t left yet!

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