Manager, West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DP
George Unsworth deals with the strategy, funding and development of West Road Concert Hall. She joined the Faculty in 2001 having previously worked as Artistic Administrator of the LPO for thirteen years, Head of Music at the Barbican Centre for two and General Manager of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for five.
George learned to ring church bells with Bill Merritt in Sussex who taught her the value of good striking, good listening and good friends – but not necessarily in that order – and it is a hobby that endures to this day. Navigating the complexities of a one-ton bell on 100ft of springy rope at the same time as trying to fit within a precise rhythm which is constantly being sabotaged by the ‘music’ produced by mathematical changes is something which she still can’t get right!