Catherine Gibson has been appointed as Chamber Music New Zealand’s new Chief Executive.
Catherine has been CMNZ’s Artistic Manager since 2013. The Board acknowledges her contribution in that role to the international and regional concert series and a strong education and outreach programme. Board Chair, Kerrin Vautier welcomes Catherine to her new position in CMNZ, recognising her knowledge and experience and her enthusiasm for leading the organisation in its next phase.
Originally from the UK, Catherine has been a prominent and dedicated figure in music performance, teaching and arts management both in the UK and New Zealand. Throughout the past two decades, Catherine has focussed on strengthening music communities and enriching the musical landscape, with an emphasis on fostering young musicians.
Having worked as a teacher and freelance oboist with leading orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the UK, Catherine brings a broad international perspective, as well as extensive experience in music and education throughout the country, developed through her work with Canterbury Opera, Lincoln University, Otago University, and coaching ensembles for the NZCT Chamber Music Contest.