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Armchair season: Denis Matsuev at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Photo by Evgeny Razumny
© Moscow Philharmonic Society

EXPERTS

PETER MANIURA

Peter Maniura

Freelance Director + Digital Strategist, IMZ Academy Director

Peter Maniura is an award-winning TV producer and director with more than twenty-five years’ experience in music + arts broadcasting at the BBC and the EBU. He is also a digital media consultant and guest lecturer. His most recent role at the BBC was Project Director, Classical Archive and Orchestras Digital Strategy for BBC Music; opening up the BBC’S unique music archive to the public in new ways. Prior to this he was Head of Digital Development for BBC Arts covering festivals, events and performances across the art forms. He was also commissioner for BBC Arts Online, which he launched in May 2014. Previously he was Creative Director and Curator of the new experimental BBC/Arts Council England digital online arts service “The Space” which launched in May 2012 promoting digital innovation and creativity in the arts.

Isabel Gondel

Pianist + Member of the AEC Student Working Group

Isabel is a pianist + research master programme student at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona. She has studied classical piano, has been an active member of the AEC Student Working Group since its foundation in 2014 and has gathered experience in Music Quality Enhancement since 2017.

Miranda Harmer

Chair of the Student Network at the Association of European Conservatoires

Nominated at “One to Watch” in the Northern Power Women Awards 2018, Mimi is a postgraduate student at Leeds Conservatoire, studying composition and cello performance. She is the current Chair of the Student and Alumni Network for the Association of European Conservatoires, as well as a board member for the Office for Students.

Henk van der Meulen

Principal at Royal Conservatoire of The Hague + Vice-chairman at University of the Arts The Hague

Henk van der Meulen was appointed Principal at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in 2008. Prior to that, he was Head of Music + Dance at NPS – Netherlands programme Service, a public broadcaster with special responsibilities towards art + culture.

Matt Parkin

Head of Digital at the Royal College of Music, London

Matt trained as a recording engineer and worked in radio, TV and CD production. He joined RCM in 2012, eventually managing IT, recording and digital learning. He will leave RCM in autumn 2020 to run Stagecast, a specialist live streaming company.

Yury Revich

Violinist

In his twenties, violinist Yury Revich is already a multi-faceted artist of incredible depth, maturity and creativity. Winner of an ECHO Klassik 2016 “Newcomer of the Year” award, “Young Artist of the Year 2015” at the International Classical Music Awards and “Young Musician of the Year” by the Beethoven Center Vienna, he is one of the most expressive and versatile musicians of his generation. At the age of 18, Yury made his debut at Carnegie Hall with Daniil Trifonov, later on in La Scala with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and his concerts since then have included performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BOZAR Brussels and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow amongst many others. His recordings to date are featured on labels such as Sony Classical as well as a recording with ARS records, for which he won his ECHO Klassik Award. He also lives out his creativity in the film medium and has studied directing, acting and has already produced two short films of his own.

Diana Salazar

Director of Programmes at the Royal College of Music, London

Diana Salazar leads on learning and teaching strategy and curriculum development at the RCM, London. With a background in composition and music technology, she is an advocate for embedding technology for musical learning, innovation and creativity.

Marlon Titre

Head of the Classical Department at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague

Marlon Titre is Head of the Classical Department at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He studied classical guitar and composition in The Hague and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, and completed his PhD at Leiden University.

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