Association of British Orchestras

Gavin Reid (Chair)

Chief Executive,
Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Born and educated in Edinburgh, he studied the trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before pursuing a freelance career performing and teaching. He was Principal Trumpet of Manchester Camerata from 1989-2001 and was responsible for developing their education and outreach programme between 1996-2002. Gavin was appointed General Manager of Manchester Camerata in 2002 and in 2004, became one of the first Fellows on the Clore Leadership Programme.

He is currently a Trustee of IMPACT Scotland (International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust), the organisation established to develop a new mid-scale performance venue – and home for the SCO - in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. He is also a Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and previously served for six years as a Director of the Association of British Orchestras.

Gavin was elected Chair of the ABO in November 2017.

Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in Manchester from 29-31 January 2020,

hosted by The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic