Ginny began working in music in 1978 when, as tour assistant to concert pianist Rosalyn Tureck, she spent 18 months on tour in Europe and the United States. On her return to the UK, she briefly joined Kaye Artists Management before helping to set up Grapevine Public Relations. Ginny left Grapevine in 1986 to work in New York and returned to London to form Macbeth Media Relations 1989.
Hailing from Hanover, Philipp joined the team in April 2007. After living as a National Park guide on an island in the German North Sea amongst tens of thousands of migrating birds, his wanderlust got the better of him and he began work as an apprentice at an organ workshop in Hamburg, ultimately tuning the organ of the Musikhalle Hamburg before searching for new challenges. Whilst taking a degree in Religious Studies and Intercultural Communication at the University of Bayreuth, he worked in cultural exchange at the Goethe Institute’s branches in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and set up a project bringing Israeli and Palestinian Artists together at the Young Artists Festival Bayreuth 2003. Following his passion for the Middle East, teaching and languages, he returned to Tel Aviv in 2005 to study Hebrew and teach German, later enrolling on an Arabic language programme at Bir Zeit University in the West Bank. Philipp swapped the West Bank for London, picking up an MA in Modern European Jewish History before becoming a lecturer at the Goethe Institute.
Anne joined Macbeth Media Relations in 1995 following 16 years in publishing and has since worked alongside Ginny in developing the agency’s infrastructure. As well as being responsible for the organisation’s administrative and financial operations, Anne provides support and back up both within the office and to the clients, ensuring the smooth progression of increasingly complex projects.
Having graduated from the University of East London in 2008 with a degree in media Studies, Avani joined Macbeth Media Relations in January 2009. During her time at UEL Avani was fortunate to gain first-hand experience in PR with the in-house team, working on a variety of projects. Prior to joining MMR, she successfully completed the Brunswick Internship Programme 2008, as a result of the internship she was introduced to Glyndebourne and consequently Macbeth Media Relations.
Liz grew up in the small mining community of Edwinstowe in the heart of Sherwood Forest. She was inspired to take up music through her parent’s involvement with the local colliery brass band and eventually went on to study trombone and voice at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. At college, Liz gained a positive insight in to an administrative role in the classical music industry when she co-ordinated a charitable project to get music into disadvantaged schools. This motivated her to pursue a career in public relations and she joined Macbeth Media Relations in October 2012.
photo credits (1-4 & contact page) Emli Bendixen, www.emli.co.uk, (5) Macbeth Media Relations