Imelda Dervin appointed General Manager of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Monday 18 August 2014
RTÉ announces Imelda Dervin as
General Manager of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

RTÉ is pleased to announce the appointment of Imelda Dervin as General Manager of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Speaking of this appointment, John O'Kane, Executive Director of RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet & Choirs said: 'I am delighted that Imelda is to join us to lead the team at the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. I know that Imelda's work is guided by an unwavering commitment to achieving the highest artistic standards. She also brings a wealth of experience of the arts, particularly in the specialised field of orchestral management, including a detailed knowledge and empathy for working with musicians and managing leading artists.'

Imelda Dervin's professional experience has included working across a diverse range of significant roles within leading music and arts organisations including Opera Theatre Company, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Cork City of Culture 2005, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields (London), National Chamber Choir and, currently, as Head of Music and Opera at the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Commenting today, Imelda Dervin said: 'The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra is a very important component of Irish cultural life. I wholeheartedly welcome this opportunity and look forward to working with musicians, staff and colleagues in RTÉ in taking the orchestra to the next phase of its development.'

Imelda will take up the position of General Manager in late September.

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra plays a central role in classical music in Ireland through year-long programmes of live performances, schools and educational projects, broadcasts, recordings and new commissions. Find out more at
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For further information please contact
Assumpta Lawless
Marketing & Communications Manager
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
line: 01 208 2769
Mobile: 087 290 4168

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