‘If you have an instrument that is gathering dust on a shelf somewhere, we know a child who can use it. We are looking for used orchestral instruments – strings, woodwind, brass and percussion – to be taken on a new musical journey in the hands of a young musician.’

Nina Kaye

Nina Kaye is a Director and Trustee of Sistema England.

Owner and director of Artifax, Nina has worked in connection with the performing arts for 40 years. She graduated from London University with a degree in Maths and Music and worked with the London Symphony Orchestra for two years, running the Shell/LSO Music Scholarship. In 1976 she set up her own artists’ agency, Kaye Artists Management, which she ran for 15 years, representing such artists as Julian Lloyd Webber, Anne-Sophie Mutter, The Melos Quartet and Evelyn Glennie. During that time she helped develop Artifax, a software program for her agency to handle the complex administration of managing the artists, which was adopted by many of the leading artists’ agencies around the world. Subsequently this software program was developed into an event management system, designed specifically for concert halls, theatres and performing arts centres, which became widely recognised as the industry standard.

Nina has several directorships and trusteeships – she is on the Board of ISPA (the International Society for the Performing Arts), is a trustee of the Wimbledon International Music Festival and sits on the advisory board for the Orion Symphony Orchestra. She is also a founder and director of the community organisation Refugees At Home, which helps find hosts for refugees and asylum seekers.