Caroline Newton appointed BCMG Executive Producer

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Caroline Newton appointed Executive Producer of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Caroline Newton is to be the new Executive Producer of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Currently Associate Artist Manager at Harrison Parrott, where she represents musicians including BCMG Artist-in-Association Oliver Knussen, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and composer/conductor Peter Eötvös, Caroline will join BCMG in August and work alongside incoming Artistic Director Stephan Meier.

As BCMG Executive Producer, Caroline will have overall responsibility for the production and delivery of the artistic programme and the management of the company, reporting to Stephan Meier, who will lead the artistic and strategic direction of BCMG, including programming and the commissioning of new work.

Caroline Newton comments:
‘I am delighted to be joining Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and to continue the wonderful work undertaken by Jackie Newbould during her extraordinarily successful time at BCMG. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group is a jewel of an organisation; it produces vital new art, working at the highest level, collaborating with the best musicians, and with the composer front and central in its mission. It is idealistic, unpretentious, challenging and thrilling and I am very much looking forward to working with this ‘ensemble of possibilities’.’

Commenting on Caroline’s appointment, BCMG Chair, Christoph Trestler says:
‘The arrival of Stephan and Caroline to BCMG this summer opens a lively new chapter in the artistic life of the ensemble. Caroline’s experience of working alongside some of our finest composers and musicians, and delight in new musical adventures make her a great choice to join Stephan in leading the talented BCMG team.’

Further press information from:
Sophie Cohen on 020 7428 9850 / 07711 551 787 / sophiecohen@blueyonder.co.uk

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