Jo Buckley is Chief Executive of the Edinburgh based baroque ensemble, Dunedin Consort. She graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class degree in 2004, and went on to gain a PhD in Musicology from Durham University, focusing on the role of the slow movement in Beethoven’s music. After working with Britten Sinfonia, Northern Sinfonia and Live Music Now, she moved to Scotland and was Label Manager for Delphian Records before joining Dunedin Consort. She is also a freelance writer, specialising in programme notes for concerts and recordings, with a range of clients that include the BBC Proms, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jo is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland, and is the author of the 2014 RCS/NMS Mapping Report on the provision of new music in Scotland. From 2017-18 she was an external assessor for Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. She is a Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a member of the Board of Trustees for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale.