Andrew Trinick to be new Chief Executive of Dunedin Consort

Andrew Trinick is to be the new Chief Executive of Dunedin Consort and will take up the role on 1 December 2023, arriving from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (SSO) where he is Head of Artistic Planning and Production. 

At the BBC SSO Andrew has been responsible for artistic planning for the main concert season, contemporary music output, studio recording work, and for Festival performances, including the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms, BBC Proms in the Park Glasgow, Lammermuir, Celtic Connections and the Tectonics Contemporary Music Festival.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the classical music industry, including previous roles at the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, the BBC Proms and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra.

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew Trinick said:

It is an honour and a privilege to be joining the Dunedin Consort family after 13 wonderful years at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an exceptionally talented group of people.

As Scotland’s world class baroque ensemble, Dunedin Consort has exciting, creative and innovative music making at its heart. Its strong commitment to education work with its Scottish communities and beyond, together with its award-winning recordings, new music commissions and international profile, make it a dynamic and exceptional organisation.

It will be wonderful to help build on the incredible successes that this extraordinary ensemble, its inspirational departing CEO Jo Buckley, and its generous supporters have achieved.’

Jenny Stewart, Chair of Dunedin Consort, added: 

We are absolutely delighted that Andrew will be joining Dunedin Consort as our next Chief Executive.

‘This is the start of an exciting new chapter for Dunedin Consort, building on the successes of recent years.  Andrew is an inspirational and experienced leader, who will forge the next stage of development for Dunedin Consort. He is ambitious for our future – whether in the concert hall; in the recording studio; or in our learning and participation outreach work.

Andrew’s warm engagement with audiences, players and singers is widely recognised in the sector – and a perfect fit for our values and culture.   He shares our commitment to working with local communities in sustained and meaningful ways, and to connecting Dunedin Consort with our audiences and listeners through imaginative and inspiring programming. 

We are extremely fortunate to have him succeed the wonderful, Jo Buckley, who is now in post as Chief Executive of IMPACT delivering the new Dunard Centre.

Andrew will be having a busy autumn ahead, concluding his work for BBC SSO starting the 2023-24 season and we look forward to marking his arrival more fully in December.  In the meantime, Edward Edgcumbe will act as Interim CEO, steering our fantastic autumn programme through until then.

It is extremely timely to be announcing Andrew’s appointment at the start of the Lammermuir Festival, which is such a highlight of the Scottish classical music scene.’

John Butt, Music Director writes: 

We are very much looking forward to Andrew’s arrival and working closely with him in the coming years to develop further Dunedin Consort’s exceptional profile in musical discovery, forging new creative partnerships and cultivating the next generations of musicians and music lovers. He comes to us with excellent experience and enthusiasm.’

Andrew Trinick concludes:

I have had an incredible journey at the BBC and latterly at the BBC SSO, working with amazing people and hearing the very best performances of symphonic music that one is likely to hear anywhere in the world. I have been involved in commissioning so many new works, supporting inspirational artists and working with exceptional, close-knit management and broadcast teams, that it will be a wrench to leave the BBC SSO. However, I couldn’t hope for a more wonderful and exciting organisation to go to as CEO than Dunedin Consort, which shares so many of my values, and like the BBC SSO, keeps brilliant music at its very heart.’

Dunedin Consort’s next performance: Dunedin Consort is performing at the Laidlaw Music Centre, St Andrews on Saturday 16 September with a programme of work by female composers of the 17th and early 18th century including Barbara Strozzi and Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.  The concert is directed by John Butt and the soloist is the fabulous Nardus Williams.