Katya Kazakevich

Music Coordinator & PA to Music Director, English National Opera

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Director
  • Apple Computers
  • Opera
  • Singing
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Administration Skills
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship
  • PA Co-ordinator

Work history

Currently

Music Coordinator & PA to Music Director

English National Opera

Jan 2012
  • Responsible for providing administrative/PA support at the core of the Music Department: diary planning and management, compilation of the weekly rehearsal schedule, responsible for all keyboard instruments, music staff and rehearsal rooms, input payroll information, process invoices and issue contracts, minute meetings (Musicians’ Union, Performers’ Local Health & Safety Group, Artistic Planning), organise all administrative recruitment and auditions for the ENO Orchestra and Chorus. Projects overseen have included the House Composers programme, the Charles Mackerras Conducting Fellowship, the Peter Grimes Prom and the Chandos recording of Macbeth.

Currently

Director

Young People in the Arts

Jun 2014
  • One of three directors legally responsible for the running of this non-for-profit company: lead on fund-raising strategies and forging and maintaining relationships with all contacts, venues and sponsors (including universities, professional networks and career centres). As a former Project Manager, co-ordinated the summer 2013 networking event on R.S. Hispaniola, organised a panel discussion on classical music in the media at the Jerwood Space, and helped to oversee a panel discussion on the future of film festivals at the British Film Institute.

Currently

Concerts Administrator

The Paradisal Players

Dec 2011
  • Assist the Artistic Director with bookings and on-the-day concert logistics for this fund-raising orchestral ensemble: have helped to organize concerts at St. John Smith’s Square, St. Bartholomew’s Church (Sydenham), The Union Chapel (Islington) & Christ Church (Highbury).

2015

Assistant to the Editor

The Opera Guide

May 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Assist the editor in amending and formatting articles and biographies, have researched advertising in arts organisations’ programmes, season guides, journals and newspapers.

2014

Front-of-house Usher

Wigmore Hall

Aug 2009 - Dec 2014
  • Was responsible for supervising and directing all concert attendees, assisted with pre-performance talks and receptions, dealt with CD sales and attended to performers backstage and at CD signings.

2014

Publicity & Recordings Manager

The Cantus Ensemble

Jun 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Supervised all publicity and marketing for this chamber choir based at St. Gabriel’s Church, Pimlico: edited print and publications, oversaw social media and communicated with Patrons in liaison with the Patrons’ Manager. Ongoing negotiations with Resonus Classics regarding a five-CD record deal.

2012

Personal Assistant & Project Co-ordinator

Rainer Hersch

Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
  • Regular contact with the Southbank Centre and the Alzheimer’s Society, liaison with catering companies, print distributors, rehearsal venues and the artists themselves in preparation for an April Fools’ Day comedy concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 01 April 2012.

2011

Concerts Department Trainee

Philharmonia Orchestra

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Dealt with the orchestra's schedules and travel arrangements, applied for E101 forms, export licenses and carnets, and took on the general administration of lessons between Philharmonia principals and Leicester University students. Had regular experience of ‘on the day’ logistics of concert management (both in London and at regional concerts), and undertook some diary planning and correspondence for the Managing Director.

2011

Artist Management Intern

Askonas Holt

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011
  • A week-long internship: updated artists' schedules, located scores, catalogued archives for an upcoming biography and assisted in the Tours Department with Certificates of Sponsorship.

Education

2011

BA(Hons) English Cantab Ii.i

University of Cambridge

Jun 2008 - Jun 2011

    2007

    English, History, Classical Civilisation, French, Russian, German A-levels As

    Charterhouse

    Jun 2005 - Jun 2007

      Awards

      2014

      British Red Cross First Aid at Work

      • (3-day course)

      2008

      Language, Civilisation and Phonetics -

      • At l

      2005

      Grade 8 clarinet & singing

      • merit & distinction