Deloitte announces curator for 2010 Deloitte Ignite festival
The award winning Deloitte Ignite festival returns to the Royal Opera House on 3-5 September 2010. The free three-day event is in partnership with Deloitte, the business advisory firm, enabling the Royal Opera House to stage innovative new performances and reach new and wider audiences.

Fuente:    Fecha:  05.04.2010

Deloitte announces curator for 2010 Deloitte Ignite festival

Acclaimed pianist, conductor and artistic director of the Bath International Music Festival, Joanna MacGregor, makes her debut at the Royal Opera House as the first woman to curate Deloitte Ignite, a weekend’s exploration of the public and performance spaces of the Royal Opera House involving a wide range of spectacular performances and installations.

Joanna MacGregor has performed in over 60 countries and has consistently worked across categories and genres: premiering and commissioning music from Harrison Birtwistle and James MacMillan as well as Nitin Sawhney, Scanner, Brian Eno and Dhafer Youssef. As a curator, her work extends from festivals and series to the New York Philharmonic. Her repertoire encompasses Bach, John Cage and beyond, and she’s particularly interested in exploring music in the context of installation and film. Her Mercury-nominated record label SoundCircus is now in partnership with Warner Classics and Jazz; the latest recordings are Live in Buenos Aires and The Goldberg Variations.

Heather Hancock, managing partner for innovation and brand at Deloitte, commented: “Joanna MacGregor will be an exciting curator for Deloitte Ignite and is certain to bring a unique approach to this year’s festival. We are delighted to work with Joanna, who shares our entrepreneurial spirit and appetite for innovation.

“The content for this year’s festival will offer something for everyone, but always with an original twist. Last year’s festival featured the first ever Twitter Opera and we look forward to unveiling the theme and lineup for the year’s festival later in the spring.”

Deloitte Ignite has won two prestigious sponsorship awards last year from Arts in Business, Winner of the A&B Cultural Branding Award, 2009 and the 'Best Art Sponsorship' at the 2009 Hollis Awards for Deloitte Ignite. It was nominated for the Campaigning award at the 2010 MediaGuardian Innovation Awards for the Twitter Opera.