DIRECTOR – Simon Webb

Posted on November 9, 2009

Manchester Camerata has a strong team of directors who play a crucial role in guiding the business of the orchestra at a particularly challenging time.  They oversee the development of policy, strategy and operations – underpinning the orchestras sense of purpose and direction. They work closely with the Artistic Team to manage and develop the company helping to make it one of the most exciting and forward thinking music organisations in the country.

     Manchester Camerata Director Simon Webb


Director – Simon Webb

Member since March 2007



Simon was a cellist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 1996-2005.  During this time he undertook a large amount of Education work and in 2000 joined the Board of Directors, becoming Chairman 2001- 2005.

Simon left the LPO to become Administrative Director of Music in the Round, Sheffield and launched Ensemble 360, the chamber group resident there.  

As a freelance arts administrator 2006-8 Simon programmed the Sheffield International Concert Series, worked for Arts Council England, Yorkshire as Orchestral Development Co-ordinator and managed the Dante String Quartet.

Following a fellowship on the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme 2007-8 Simon was appointed Director of Orchestral Management for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in August 2008.

Married to Shelagh with three young children, Simon is a keen gardener and fly fisherman and still occasionally plays the cello.


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