Janet Fischer appointed Chief Executive of Live Music Now

Congratulations to vocal alumna Janet Fischer, appointed to the newly created role of Chief Executive of Live Music Now.

Janet FischerTransforming lives through music, Live Music Now uses interactive music programmes to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. It currently reaches 85,000 children and older people annually in over 500 schools, hospitals, care homes and hospices, believing that those who most need the benefits of live music are those who have least opportunity to experience it.

Graduating in 2008, Janet is an experienced CEO of cultural organisations and is the 2019 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Global Humanitarian Entrepreneur. She brings to Live Music Now a proven track record in strategic business and cultural change management, fundraising and programme development. Focused on addressing issues of social engagement, cohesion and inclusion, she has worked with arts interventions across the UK and the Americas including Fundación Azteca in Mexico, and Sistema de Orquestras de Guatemala. Janet is both an operatic soprano and folk violinist who has performed across North America and Europe, and a highly sought-after teacher.

She said: ‘I am thrilled to be joining Live Music Now at such an important time in its history. LMN has an incredible team, working at the forefront of transformative musical experiences. This has been a difficult period for many and the need for our life changing services is growing across the UK. I’m looking forward to ensuring that as many people as possible have access to our work, whilst ensuring that LMN continues to create deeply meaningful experiences for both our musicians and participants, and is a national voice for change.’

29 January 2021