The Board of Trustees
Stevie studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London and is now a conductor and pianist, working with the UK’s major opera houses including Glyndebourne, ROH, ENO and Scottish Opera. Passionate about music education, he has worked as a performer and conductor with Kidenza since its inception.
Barbara has a background in nursing, psychology and education and is passionate about music. She recently headed a global campaign called ‘Nursing Now’ and she brings very valuable skills to the board, including management, teaching, networking and communication.
Simon joined the Kidenza Board in January 2021. After a false start on the recorder in Year 3, Simon studied the trumpet at school and then read music at the University of Edinburgh. After graduating, he completed postgraduate research into Italian sacred music at the University of Birmingham. Professionally, Simon has spent his career in arts fundraising, particularly at Historic Royal Palaces where he is Head of Development. As a beneficiary of free music lessons at school and of the opportunities presented by many youth ensembles in his native North Tyneside, Simon is passionate about helping young people access and enjoy classical music.
Tim plays piano and trombone and is passionate about helping young people have access to music just like he did.
Oliver is a primary school teacher working at Chailey Heritage – a non-maintained, Ofsted awarded ‘Outstanding’ special school for children and young people from nursery age up to 19 with complex neuro-disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments, and associated learning difficulties.
Oliver’s experience of working in this environment is a huge asset to Kidenza and vital in helping us to make live orchestral music accessible to everyone