Hi! I’m BC Director of the Canadian Music Centre. It’s my privilege to be a champion for the extraordinarily talented and endlessly inventive Canadian composers who enrich our lives, help weave the fabric of our culture and both challenge and inspire us with their innovative music.
I’ve spent my entire life involved in the performing arts: studying violin, french horn, piano, singing and acting in my youth; later playing violin professionally in the Victoria Symphony while studying performance at the University of Victoria.
For twenty years I lived in New York, first as a Vice President of Columbia Artists Management Inc. where I produced international concert tours for European orchestras and dance companies, and managed Grammy Award-winning performing artists. Later, as head of my own agency, International Artists Group, I produced large special events including televised stadium concerts in China for Ricky Martin; a New York tribute to the National Endowment for the Arts featuring Tim Robbins and Alec Baldwin; and one of the first memorial concerts dedicated to Princess Diana, at the Barbican Centre.
After 20 years in NYC where I co-founded Kultureshock.Net, I moved back to Vancouver in 2006 to marry my life-partner, Tom, on our 20th Anniversary together. And I’ve been closely involved in arts and community issues ever since – running for city council twice, chairing the Futures Committee as Vice President of the Vancouver Recital Society board before becoming Executive Director, heading up a task force for the Langley Community Music School and serving on the board of the False Creek Residents Association for a number of years.
And I’m excited to serve on the City of Vancouver’s Arts & Culture Policy Council this spring, after serving on the old Community Arts Council many years ago.