Judith Serota OBE - Britten Sinfonia

Judith Serota OBE

Judith is a trustee of Britten Sinfonia, NMC Recordings and the Riot Ensemble. She has been an External Assessor of National Performing Companies for the Scottish Government since 2007.

She ran the Spitalfields Festival in London from 1988 until 2007 where she developed the organisation, commissisoning over 40 new works, launching the award-winning Education & Community Programme in 1989 and Spitalfields Winter Festival in 1996. Spitalfields Festival won Royal Philharmonic Society Awards in for work in 2005 and 2006. In 2007 she was given the first BAFA Award for outstanding contribution to British Arts Festivals and awarded the OBE in 2009 for services to Spitalfields Festival.

Judith has been a member of Cheltenham Music Festival Advisory Group, an honorary advisor to the Gabrieli Trust.

For many years Judith was a school governor in Inner London schools and Chair of Schools Specialism at Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets. She was also involved in improving cancer services, a member of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust’s Arts & Heritage Committee and City University’s Advisory Board on Public Health and Return to Practice.