Staff

Staff

Adam S. Eisenberg General Director

Tertia Sefton-Green Creative Director 


Rebecca Redfern Music Manager


Mateja Kaluza Music Manager


Angharad Thomas Administrator

Cameron Bray Projects and Media Assistant – Intern

 

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 new First World War project Trench Brothers.  Tertia is also the singing coach for The Saturday Programme’s I Can Sing! music theatre course.

 

Rebecca Redfern    Music Manager

Rebecca holds a BMus (hons) from Cardiff University from where she graduated in 2006 after winning the Sir Geraint Evans prize for singing. She also holds a PGDip in Arts Management and an MA in Cultural Policy and Management from City University, London.

Prior to joining HMDT Music, Rebecca was the Community and Education Officer for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where she ran the very active primary schools programme, SEN programme and the Advanced Musicianship strand which included the RPO resound Summer School. She has also worked as Teaching Assistant, Project Leader and Creative Composition Coach at Christ Church Primary School.

Rebecca grew up in the youth orchestra set up, being a member of the local Bristol Schools Philharmonic Orchestra on the oboe and as a member of IAPS and NSSO Symphony Orchestras as first Harp. Whilst at school, she toured Europe with Clifton College Chamber Choir and The Madrigal Group as well as doing a season with the Opera Project as one of their ‘spirits’ in the Magic Flute. Rebecca continues to work as a musician, accompanying chamber choirs such as English Chamber Choir, and as a private singing and harp tutor.

 

Mateja Kaluza    Music Manager


Originally from Slovenia, Mateja studied music at the Music and Ballet Conservatory in Ljubljana and gained her BA (Hons) Music from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Prior to joining HMDT Music, Mateja was the Creative Learning Co-ordinator at Britten Sinfonia where she ran a number of projects with schools, young people and families across the East of England and further afield. She was involved in devising a new SEND programme and was managing projects specific to talent development of young instrumentalists and composers.

Mateja plays the violin and has led a number of orchestras including Cambridge Graduate Orchestra, had a recital on a Stradivarius violin and toured Europe with Maribor International Orchestra (now LIO). Back in Slovenia she enjoyed working as a workshop leader for early years and now teaches the violin in her spare time.

 

 

Angharad Thomas   Administrator

Angharad holds a BMus (Hons) from the University of Hull, where she founded a string quartet and lead the University Orchestra and Opera and Musical Theatre group. Prior to joining HMDT Music, she was Festival Assistant at Spitalfields Summer Music Festival, and worked for Redbridge Music Service on their Wider Opportunities Programme. She has also worked as a private violin tutor, and has spent time in Bolivia teaching at the Academia de Música del Oriente and playing with the Camerata Del Oriente in Santa Cruz. She continues to perform as a violinist in a variety of contexts, including alongside artists such as Alison Balsom and Leonard Elschenbroich with Docklands Sinfonia. Angharad has worked in an administrative capacity for HMDT Music since 2011, and in March 2016 became full-time Administrator.

 

Trustees

Farquhar Mckay     Chair

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 

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.