I’m the full-time producer for the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, UK, working on a range of films and digital projects, from artist interviews, location shoots, live performance filming, listening guides, documentaries, websites, installations and apps. The core of my work encompasses the full range of film production from planning and specialist research to scripting, directing, camera operating, interviewing, editing and dissemination. Under my management, the Philharmonia’s popular YouTube channel now sees 300k plays each month and about 1,000 additional subscribers per month.
I have extensive experience managing and developing video and web-based projects, often in partnership with other arts institutions in the UK and internationally. Our 2016 showcase digital project at the Philharmonia was our interactive web documentary Stravinsky’s Journeys, an unfolding timeline of the composer Igor Stravinsky’s life complete with film, photography, anecdotes and maps. [See more at philharmonia.co.uk/stravinsky] I’m skilled at producing content that can be appreciated by a wide audience without dumbing it down or compromising on quality. Research is central to my work and I thrive on the diversity of people with whom I collaborate, be they the Philharmonia’s own musicians, young people, animateurs, scholars or world-famous soloists and conductors.
Read my blog post on the Philharmonia’s website about an exciting filming trip I had to India with some of the Orchestra’s musicians: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/blog/universal_notes/30_august_2016
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Music degree in Massachusetts (Smith College), and I’ve lived in London since 2005. My professional training has been in arts administration and digital media production through traineeships, freelancing and full-time work at Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival, Gabrieli Consort & Players and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Growing up I studied violin and the viola da gamba, and trained in dance from an early age.
I enjoy public speaking and have presented on the Philharmonia’s digital work to a variety of audiences internationally. I’ve spoken at Raindance Film Festival, the Association of British Orchestras and ClassiqueFirst! conferences and presented at MultiOrchestra International Conference 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
Top Score, Classical MPR (USA), hosted by Emily Reese, July 2014
I spoke to Emily Reese about the Philharmonia Orchestra’s iPad app, The Orchestra.
MultiOrchestra Conference Day 3 summary, Concerto.com.br, by João Luiz Sampaio, April 2015 (in Portuguese)
Summary of my talk at MultiOrchestra Conference, Rio de Janeiro, April 2014
“Tell me something I don’t know,” O Globo (Brazil), interviewed by Glauce Cavalcanti, May 2015 (in Portuguese)
About the Philharmonia Orchestra’s innovative digital work.
I speak both Italian and Spanish at a high level and I have a basic working knowledge of French. I’ve worked in over a dozen countries and three continents so far. Travel, nature, languages, food and culture inspire me most.