I’m a full-time video producer for the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, UK. My work encompasses the full range of film production from planning and specialist research to scripting, directing both on location and in the studio, camera operating, interviewing, editing and dissemination. Under my management, the Philharmonia’s popular YouTube channel now adds over 1800 subscribers each month.
I have nearly a decade of experience managing and developing video and web-based projects, often in partnership with other institutions in the UK and internationally. In 2016 I produced an award-winning interactive web documentary Stravinsky’s Journeys, an unfolding timeline of the composer Igor Stravinsky’s life complete with film, photography, anecdotes and maps. The site won Bronze the 2017 Lovie Awards. [See more at philharmonia.co.uk/stravinsky]
In 2017 I produced a large-scale live broadcast for the Philharmonia Orchestra of Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting Mahler’s 3rd Symphony. The project was made possible with funding from The Space and I worked efficiently to produce a multi-camera shoot with a large team on a very short timescale. The performance was live-streamed via the Guardian Facebook and Southbank Centre’s YouTube, with over 120,000 views. The performance is also available to watch on the Philharmonia’s YouTube channel [click here].
My day-to-day work involves working closely with teams around the Philharmonia to create a season of bespoke content that promotes concerts and the brand of the orchestra. I have the privilege of collaborating with the Philharmonia’s musicians and experts in the field to produce unique films that opens up the world of the orchestra.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Smith College (Massachusetts, USA), and I’ve lived in London since 2005. Growing up I studied violin and the viola da gamba, played in youth orchestras, and trained in dance and musical theater from an early age. In high school I directed a documentary on my class.
I enjoy public speaking and have presented on the Philharmonia’s digital work at international conferences. 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. I was also on the jury for VR films in 2017 for the Raindance Film Festival, London.
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.
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 speak both Italian and Spanish at a high level and I have a basic working knowledge of French. Travel (especially road trips and long distance cycling), nature, languages, design, food and culture inspire me most.