Manchester Camerata is dedicated to achieving excellence in every aspect of performance. Every time we step onto a stage or into a community venue, our talented musicians strive to deliver truly world-class music that connects with and inspires audiences.

This year the organisation welcomed back Samantha McShane as its new Creative Director. Sam, who was previously Manchester Camerata’s Head of Creative Programming, returned to the organisation following 6 successful years as Head of Artistic Planning at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She will be working to support our orchestra and musicians to deliver performances that span the local, national, and international whilst setting new standards in quality.

In 2022-23, we have seen many examples of the way that our concerts can engage and inspire – from the streets of Gorton to the stages of world-class concert halls.

We also continued to seek out innovative collaborations and connect with new audiences and different musical and cultural traditions, for instance performing the world premiere of a symphonic interpretation of Allama Muhammed Iqbal’s legendary Urdu poem, Shikwa, at the Bradford Literature Festival.

We are also nearing the culmination of our ambitious project to record all of the Mozart Piano Concertos, a project that has gained widespread critical acclaim and connected with audiences across the world.

Our performers have also been taking the name and the music of Manchester Camerata onto the world stage, through our international touring schedule. A key highlight was our tour of the Baltics with our Music Director Gábor Takács-Nagy and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet delivering a series of five concerts that inspired audiences and musicians alike.

Looking Forward

As we move into 2023-24, Manchester Camerata will be unwavering in its commitment to supporting talent, and relentless in its pursuit of excellence. The organisation will continue to unlock new creativity by connecting with audiences, cultures, and musical traditions that inspire and challenge us as performers. This is part of our ongoing commitment to work with humanity, originality, excellence, and fearlessness, and to constantly redefine what an orchestra can do.

Back to 2023 Annual Report