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Cathy Graham | Speaker
Malmö/Copenhagen 2015 ISPA Congress

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SESSION II | Bridging: Culture and Humanity

Cathy Graham Cathy Graham | Speaker

Director of Music
British Council
United Kingdom

After gaining a B Mus at Birmingham University, Cathy Graham spent two years at the RNCM studying piano accompaniment. Fourteen years in Stockholm included work as a teacher, vocal coach and repetiteur with opera and theatre companies. Returning to the UK, she became Executive Director of the SPNM in 1994, guiding organisational change and winning the Prudential Award for the Arts. From 1997 – 2006 she was Managing Director of the London Sinfonietta, during which time the ensemble toured extensively nationally and internationally, and saw its repertoire, profile and audience broaden and increase. In November 2006 she joined the British Council and is currently Director of Music and Strategic Projects working on arts and music projects which create trust and understanding between the UK and the rest of the world. She is Chair of Streetwise Opera, on the Board of the International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA) where she also chairs the Fellowship committee, and a National Music Advisor to the Arts Council of Wales.