Staff

Staff

Adam S. Eisenberg General Director

Tertia Sefton-Green Creative Director 


Sabina Noble Saturday Programme Manager

Imogen Webb Projects Assistant 

 

To contact us email: info@hmdt.org.uk

  

Adam S. Eisenberg    General Director

aetn_161219_0095-hmdtstaff_110pxA native of New York City, Adam holds a B.A. degree in East Asian Studies and Politics and an M.A. in Social Studies Education and Cultural Studies from New York University. He began his career as an educator, teaching Secondary School students in History and Social Studies. He then moved into the entertainment field in 1989, and worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, booking a variety of international musical talent, from pop and rock-and-roll to jazz and world beat music.

As Director of Education and Outreach for San Diego Opera (1994 – 98), Adam was responsible for the San Diego Opera Ensemble and Operation:Opera, the largest opera education programme of its kind in the United States.

Prior to his appointment at HMDT Music in 1999, Adam served as a Manager in the Orchestral Touring Department at IMG Artists (London), where he was responsible for the booking of tours for a number of UK and foreign orchestras in Europe, the United States and the Far East.

An avid fan of all forms of music, he has hosted panel discussions and outdoor concerts with featured artists and continues to give presentations on opera and the music business. He was a tutor for the Rose Bruford College distance learning degree in Opera Studies, has appeared on several panels on the subject of music education with OPERA America, served as a grants advisor and reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and continues to act as an advisor for grant giving organisations in the UK.

 

Tertia Sefton-Green    Creative Director

tsgtn_161219_0076-hmdtstaff_110pxTertia holds a B.A. Hons. and M.A. Hons. in English from Selwyn College, Cambridge and studied singing at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Northern College of Music. After leaving Glyndebourne Chorus, her singing career included roles with opera companies in the UK and abroad, a range of concert work and, extensive outreach work. In 1997, she won a Churchill Fellowship to research Opera Education in the United States, and has written teachers’ packs for Royal Opera House, English National Opera, English Touring Opera and San Diego Opera, and worked as Tutor, and Attachments and Residential School Co-ordinator on Rose Bruford College’s Opera Degree Course.

Tertia was Executive Producer for the Covent Garden Festival’s Creation Day 2000, and the following year, she set up and ran the prolific Education Department at the Handel House Museum where work included a young artists’ performance programme, devisary school projects, participatory family events, adult workshops and an after schools’ programme.

Her work as Creative Director for HMDT Music includes the highly acclaimed primary school opera projects I Can Sing! The Hackney Chronicles, The World Was All Before Them, and Shadowball, and the RPS Award winning projects, On London Fields and Confucius Says. Tertia has written the librettos for HMDT Music’s international touring project Hear Our Voice and their First World War project Trench Brothers.  Tertia is also the singing coach for The Saturday Programme’s I Can Sing! music theatre course.

 

Sabina Noble   Saturday Programme Manager

Sabina is a saxophonist based in London and the South East. After studying Music Performance at the University of Huddersfield, she graduated with a first class honours degree, before moving to London to undertake her Masters degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
As a performer, Sabina enjoys a wide range of music, achieving success as a concerto soloist playing with a full wind orchestra, whilst her solo projects have ranged from transcribed classical works, to modern saxophone works from the last decade. Classically trained, Sabina is competent in many styles, and plays in a variety of wind bands, big bands, as well as quartets.
Sabina has studied under teachers such as Gerard McChrystal, Sarah Markham and Melanie Henry, as well as within workshops and master classes with Kyle Horche, Jerome Laran, Jean-Denis Michat, Rob Buckland, and Andy Scott.
She enjoys the variety provided by depping, and performs regularly with groups such as The Mack Big Band, Surrey Police Concert Band, and the Redstone Community Big Band. She is also often seen at one off events, such as helping with amateur musical productions, or playing for events for The Royal Institute of British Architecture.

 

 

Imogen Webb   Projects Assistant  

Imogen graduated with distinction in Contemporary Curating from Manchester School of Art, taking a particular interest in sound art. She worked on projects collaborating with visual artists, performers and musicians to experiment with sound as an impetus and inspiration, including exhibitions at LEAF Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music.

She read History of Art and Music at the University of Glasgow, receiving a prize for excellence in Performance as a Soprano and ‘Cellist, and enjoys performing in a wide range of arts and genres. Classically-trained, she has studied with Patricia MacMahon, Susan Roper, Marjorie Harmer and Alison McGillivray; covering ‘Eve’ in Scottish Opera Connect’s production of Dove’s The Walk from the Garden and performing with Glasgow, Manchester and London-based ensembles.

Imogen gained her formative experience in music teaching and administration at Centre Stage School of the Arts, Singapore, including child arts therapy training, stage management and prop-making. She has since enjoyed broad experience in the arts – in practice, academia and administration – from conservation, archiving and art installation, to reviewing and page-turning.

 

 

Trustees

Farquhar Mckay     

Farquhar McKay currently works as the strategic coordinator for 14-19 learning in Lambeth with the responsibility of working with schools, and local college and voluntary sector providers on planning and curricular development. Previously he managed the Adult Learning programmes in Hackney, developing his skills in negotiating contracts within strict public sector financial constraints. He has held a range of responsibilities in education and regeneration management as an English and careers teacher, Education Business Partnership manager and Regeneration officer.

 

Tony Clark

Tony Clark has over 40 years in the music business having started his career as a sound engineer at Abbey Road Studios and progressing to Senior Engineer and Producer. He has worked alongside artists such as The Beatles, Yehudi Menuhin and Stevie Wonder. He later joined the innovative British Record Industry Trust School for the Performing Arts and taught and projected manage all the technical areas (theatre space, recording studios, video studios and radio studios) as well as supporting the students as Executive Producer in yearly shows and recording projects.

 

Michele Pullan   Chair

Biography to come.

 

Krishna Raman

Krishna Raman is a senior corporate lawyer at Lloyds Banking Group. He advises the bank on its acquisition and disposal programme and, in addition to transactional work, he provides legal advice on a wide range of issues affecting the Bank. Prior to joining Lloyds, Krishna was a corporate lawyer at Allen & Overy, a law firm, for whom he worked in both London and Singapore.

 

Isabelle Cadignan

A native of Martinique, a French Island in the Caribbean, Isabelle has been living in the United Kingdom for the last 20 years and holds dual French & British citizenship. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds an M.B.A from Lancaster University and an MSc from the Lyons Business School (France).  She is an experienced Insurance professional having held a range of roles within that industry, mostly in the City of London and New York.  She is currently an Executive Director at the Hyperion Insurance Group, a leading international insurance group, where she heads their international network which covers more than 80 territories.