Association of British Orchestras

Matthew Swann

Chief Executive,
City of London Sinfonia

Matthew has been Chief Executive of City of London Sinfonia (CLS) since March 2012. During his time with CLS, the orchestra has forged a reputation for imaginative and immersive, ‘seriously informal’, performances, removing barriers between audiences and musicians, often in unusual and distinctive spaces, and through cross-genre collaborations. This approach to music-making encompasses a focus on participation in the wider community, particularly in mental health, from mindfulness projects to a three-year residency in a psychiatric hospital school.

Before joining CLS, Matthew produced classical music and choral events at the Roundhouse in Camden, was founder and Creative Director of Voices Now, and held roles in corporate sponsorship at the Barbican and in executive search. He studied music at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in London from 10-12 March 2021,
hosted by London Mozart Players and Fairfield Halls.