Simon Webb

Director, BBC Philharmonic.
United Kingdom
Director of the BBC Philharmonic who has recently appointed Omer Meir Wellber as Chief Conductor and works closely with conductors John Storgards, VassilySinaisky, Ben Gernon and composer Mark Simpson.

Previously he was Director of Orchestral Management at the CBSO 2008–2014.

A former cellist, he was a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1996 to 2005 and Chair of the LPO’s board 2000–2005 before joining Sheffield’s Music in the Round as Administrative Director in March 2005.

He has also worked as a consultant for Arts Council England, has been a trustee of the National Children’s Orchestra, is currently a governor of Chethams School of Music in Manchester and a board member of the Association of British Orchestras.

As Director of the BBC Philharmonic he has built close ties with the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University to support student composers and conductors and with University of Salford developing new technologies to reach new audiences.
12:00 — 13:30
Panel Discussion