Our Staff

Alfonso Leal del Ojo – Chief Executive

Alfonso Leal del Ojo has been managing the Dunedin Consort since late 2010. Before then he managed the Irish Baroque Orchestra where he oversaw a 75% reduction of significant deficit whilst expanding the number of performances, establishing the company as one of the main producing groups in Ireland. During his tenure with Dunedin Consort the ensemble has seen a significant increase in the number of performances and recordings, both in Scotland and abroad.

He also enjoys a busy career in the field of Historical Performance. He is principal viola of The English Concert and leads regularly for other ensembles. Since joining The English Concert he has toured extensively and appeared in numerous recordings, many of them award winning. He features as a soloist in the Dunedin Consort’s latest recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos which received rave reviews.

Tel 0131 357 6021 or email him at alfonso@dunedin-consort.org.uk

Jo Buckley – Head of Artistic Planning and Operations

Jo Buckley has worked in arts management since graduating from Cambridge University in 2004. After spells with Britten Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia, she moved to Scotland in 2010 and has since managed Mr McFall’s Chamber, New Music Scotland and, most recently, Delphian Records. She is also a freelance writer, specialising in programme notes for concerts and recordings, with a range of clients that include the BBC Proms, London Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Jo has a PhD in Musicology from Durham University, focusing on the role of the slow movement in Beethoven’s music, and is the author of the 2014 RCS/NMS Mapping Report on the provision of new music in Scotland. She sits on the Board of Directors for Hebrides Ensemble and New Music Scotland.

Jo is an external assessor for Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding strand.

Tel 0131 357 6022 or email her at jo@dunedin-consort.org.uk

David Lee – Production Assistant

David Lee enjoys a multi-faceted musical career as a singer, researcher, teacher and administrator. He read Music as an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was a choral scholar and co-founded the Oxford Early Music Festival, graduating in 2011 with a first class degree.

David recently completed a doctorate in historical musicology at the University of Glasgow. His thesis, supervised by John Butt, focused on the emergence of composition as a vocation in early modern Lutheran Germany. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses at the University of Glasgow, from history courses centred on Bach to historical compositional technique and analysis.

As a singer, David regularly performs with leading ensembles across Europe including Dunedin Consort, I Fagiolini, Vox Luminis and Nederlandse Bachvereniging. He also features on numerous film and video game soundtracks with London Voices, including Jurassic World and the World of Warcraft series.

Tel 0131 357 6023 or email him at david@dunedin-consort.org.uk