Victoria Symphony
Feb 10, 2021
Matthew White
Victoria Symphony

In July 2020, the Victoria Symphony announced the hiring of Matthew White as its new Chief Executive Officer.

“We are lucky to have an orchestra of this quality in our city…  I’m thrilled to be a part of such a pillar of the arts and culture sector in Victoria. Although continuing to navigate this pandemic will be a challenge, it’s an opportunity to focus on the organization’s core strengths and to imagine new and exciting ways to pursue our mission within these new constraints.” (Matthew White, July 2020)

Matthew spent his early career as an international vocal soloist; a countertenor performing with opera companies and symphonies around the world. He then became an administrator and driver of classical music in the Lower Mainland providing strategic oversight and direction as the Executive and Artistic Director of Early Music Vancouver (EMV). EMV now offers one of the most ambitious programs of its type in North America, presenting and producing between 40-50 concerts per year featuring internationally renowned local, regional and guest artists. Other highlights of his administrative career include establishing the Vancouver Bach Festival and the Pacific Baroque Series in Victoria.

Matthew will talk to Harbourside Rotary about the challenges, and surprising opportunities, he has found in his first 100+ days since he took the rein in October as CEO of the Victoria Symphony.