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Bryanston launches Arts Advisory Board with esteemed alumni

Bryanston School is delighted to announce the formation of its Arts Advisory Board, comprised entirely of distinguished Old Bryanstonians (OBs).

The Board brings talent, knowledge and experience, unlocking a myriad of opportunities for its pupils, especially those with aspirations to pursue a career in the creative and performing arts industry. This follows its recent award for most Dynamic Performing Arts Senior School in this year’s prestigious Muddy Stiletto’s Best Schools Awards.

The newly formed Arts Advisory Board comprises prominent figures in the arts and entertainment industry, including: 

  • Mark Wigglesworth, an internationally recognised conductor known for his masterly interpretations in both the opera house and concert hall. He has forged relationships with orchestras and opera companies worldwide, with highlights including performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and London Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, he received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera and he will become Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in September 2024
  • Emilia Fox, one of England’s most recognisable actresses and presenters, known for her television roles in Silent Witness, BBC drama Pride and Prejudice and ITV crime drama series Fallen Angel
Emilia & Freddie Fox with Bryanston pupils
Emilia & Freddie Fox with Bryanston pupils
  • Jake Gosling, an award-winning English music producer, songwriter and publisher best known for his work with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes and One Direction. He runs his own recording studio, Sticky Studio, and launched Goldun Egg Records in 2017 with a focus on driving creativity and granting artists creative freedom
  • Matthew Clyde, a managing executive producer at RiffRaff US working with a range of directors across the creative sector. Matthew started in the industry in 1996 and before RiffRaff spent over 15 years producing TV commercials and live broadcasts working with talent including AC/DC, Beyonce, Madonna, Eminem and more
  • Kate Rothschild, a former record producer and now Head of UK Operations for Roc Nation, a full-service entertainment company founded by Jay-Z
  • Francesca Gardiner, an award-winning writer and executive producer, whose work includes His Dark Materials, The Man in the High Castle, Succession, and Killing Eve

Bryanston’s motto, et nova et vetera - the best of new and old - encapsulates the school’s commitment to blending traditional values with innovative and creative educational approaches. The Arts Advisory Board exemplifies this ethos by offering mentorship and guidance to pupils and staff across creative disciplines, reinforcing Bryanston’s dedication to fostering creativity in all areas of the school. 

Head, Richard Jones, expressed enthusiasm for the board’s formation, highlighting the invaluable role of mentorship in inspiring the next generation of artists and innovators. 

“We are immensely proud and grateful to all members of our new Arts Advisory Board. Their expertise and guidance testify to their admiration and fondness for Bryanston and the desire to give back following their own experiences at the school.”

“Bryanston helped me find my direction. I found my individuality and who I am today.” 
OB, Emilia Fox