Hannah Conway will join Streetwise Opera, a charitable organisation that runs programmes for the homeless, from April 2017. She replaces founder Matt Peacock, who will leave the company for With One Voice, the international arts organisation for the homeless, itself created by Streetwise Opera in 2016.
Conway has composed for a number of leading orchestras and opera houses, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Glyndebourne, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Opera House. Known also for her educational work she has directed a series of creative opera residencies for professional musicians drawn from across the EU; has designed and presented orchestral concerts for young audiences, including at the BBC Proms, for The Sixteen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and others; and has led projects with young children in Mumbai, Palestine and Bosnia.
Cathy Graham, Chair of Streetwise Opera, said:
“I am delighted that Hannah Conway will be joining the team at this hugely important time for the charity. She stood out in an incredibly strong field of applicants and we look forward to working with her and Co-Executive Directors Susie Gorgeous and Bridget Rennie as they take the charity forward in this exciting new chapter for Streetwise Opera.”
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