Association of British Orchestras

Lisa Tregale

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

Lisa Tregale started her career at the Dartington International Summer School (DISS). In this role she worked with Artistic Director Gavin Henderson in the development of one of the most successful summer schools and festivals in the country, working with international professionals from all genres of music. Lisa participated fully in the UK and European cultural sectors gaining experience in posts such as Executive Board member of the British Arts Festival Association and Vice President of the Conference of Promoters of New Music.

In 2004, Lisa became Director of Beaford Arts, a rural arts organisation working with communities across northern Devon and the beyond. In 2006 Lisa was appointed as CEO to create South West Music School, a centre for advanced training of exceptionally talented young musicians aged between 8 and 18. Through this role she played an active role in shaping music and music education agendas/strategies on the national level.

From 2013 – 2019 Lisa was Head of Participation and senior manager of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, working across all areas of musical participation from early years to older people in residential care and everything in between.

In January 2020 Lisa became Director of BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. She is current a co-chair of Open Up Music / National Open Youth Orchestra. Lisa also works as a freelance consultant. She has also held roles such as Creative Director of the English Brass Academy and Chair of Foundations for Excellence; an organisation focussed on health and wellbeing in the training of young musicians and dancers.

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.