Marion Friend MBE
Having begun her career after Cambridge University as a teacher and freelance musician, Marion held senior management positions in prestigious organisations for over twenty-five years, including as Director of Junior Trinity at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and at Wigmore Hall, BBC Television Music and Arts and Philharmonia Orchestra. She is an artistic and quality assessor for Arts Council England. This range of knowledge and experience informs her work as a coach, mentor, facilitator and consultant. Individual clients range from students to chief executives, teachers, administrators, performers and composers. Marion has a particular interest in career development and in supporting individuals to explore and reach their potential. Marion's website
Michael is an experienced leader across the arts and cultural sectors. He has run a number of orchestras in the UK and managed not for profit organisations, as well as having been a member of the BBC's executive team in Wales. He is a founding member of the Cardiff Music Board where he focuses his attention on the role that music education can play for the city, together with nurturing next generation musicians and developing pathways for their growth either as happy amateurs or into the music profession. Michael is a trained executive coach, accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Michael's website
One of the leading entrepreneurs in the world of classical, David Taylor has built his career on a dynamic and energetic approach to bringing innovation to the arts, leading him to be named on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2018 list. Since creating Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, it reached an audience of over 7.5 million people in just 4 years, with coverage including the BBC Radio 4 documentary 'Birth of an Orchestra'. David is in demand as a consultant, speaker, and content creator. Along his journey, he has become passionate about helping other musicians to become 'doers'; to help creative people to act and achieve, and especially get them to connect and grow your audience in the 21st century. David's website
To apply, please select the coaching session you would like to attend and complete an enquiry form. You will be asked to provide:
We will contact you one week before the session to confirm your place, and with further information. Please note that we have limited capacity for each session to best allow for interaction and reflection. Where needed, we will prioritise attendees whose submissions demonstrate relevant concerns/interests/career stage.
Join a free YCAT group coaching session with Marion Friend to help you plan your next steps.
Join a free YCAT project coaching session with David Taylor to help plan your next steps