Rebecca, Director of RDMR LLP
Rebecca studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London and immediately went on to work in music publishing at BBC Music Magazine, before moving in to media relations. At Dvora Lewis PR she worked for a number of high-profile clients including the London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Mstislav Rostropovich, the Verbier Festival, Youth Music, Sarah Chang, and the Nash Ensemble, to name but a few.
Rebecca was the Publicist for the BBC Proms, followed by a period as Publicist at BBC Radio 3 and two years as Head of Press for English National Opera, where she helped to transform the company’s profile.
Rebecca has established excellent relationships with a wide range of media around the world, and with a broad range of experience has built up a wealth of knowledge and understanding of communications in the performing arts. Particular strengths include her excellent reputation with journalists and artists alike, and the ability to be creative in order to secure coverage in a fast-moving media world. RDMR was founded at the end of 2010 and works with a wide range of high-profile artists and organisations. Rebecca is also a Trustee for The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.
Nasarene, RDMR Publicist
Nasarene trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in Stage Management & Technical Theatre. Following graduation she followed a career in theatre stage management, which included seasons at Chichester Festival Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Broomhill Opera and the Royal Court, where productions included UK and Australian tours of ‘The Weir’.
She later returned to the Guildhall School as a stage management tutor, before moving into the media where she worked in music magazine publishing for several years. This led to a move across into music PR, consolidating her experience within the media and performing arts.
Before joining RDMR, Nasarene worked on national publicity campaigns for album releases and tours, and undertook event PR work which included media / artist liaison for the BT London Live events during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Ruth, RDMR Press Officer
Whilst studying History and Politics at the University of Leicester, Ruth kept up her keen classical music interest by regularly going to concerts at the Philharmonia Orchestra’s residence in the city, playing the flute in the flute choir and orchestra and even made it a central focus of her dissertation which explored British-Soviet Cultural Diplomacy.
After graduating, she began working in the management side of the industry, at The Agency Group’s Performing Arts Department. From there, she made the move into PR by completing a 6 month internship at another classical music PR agency, WildKat PR, where she worked with the likes of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center, the Sacconi Quartet and Orpheus Sinfonia.
Joanna, RDMR Press Assistant
Joanna studied Music at Cardiff University, graduating in June 2017. Alongside her studies, she completed a placement at Classic FM, assisting on press interviews with artists such as Renée Fleming and Itzhak Perlman, writing features for the website and publishing engaging content across their social media platforms. She was also a student scholar for the BBC National Chorus of Wales, a dedicated member of numerous university choirs and co-hosted a radio programme on the student radio station. Last summer, Joanna was a Hesse student for the Aldeburgh Festival, helping behind the scenes and front of house.
Since graduating, Joanna has been working in a law firm as a temp secretary, gaining administrative experience within an office environment. She is now looking forward to beginning her first role in the music industry as press assistant at RDMR.