Britten Sinfonia's leader Jacquelne Shave is now on sabbatical for the next year. She has lots of exciting things planned including spending time at her house on the Scottish Isle of Harris working on Beethoven Quartets and other chamber music plus spending time on her boat and travelling across the Atlantic. To keep up with what she's up to Jackie now has her own blog and you can see her first post here
Our fabulous co-leader Tom Gould will be taking over from Jackie whilst she's away and his first project with the orchestra is Angela Hewitt directs. We'll all miss Jackie over the next year but wish her lots of fun and happy adventures during her sabbatical and look forward to welcoming her back to the leader chair in May 2012.