Rebecca, Director of RDMR
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.
Maddie, RDMR Head of Press
Maddie studied music at Manchester University before beginning her communications career in national and regional radio publicity. She then moved to London, spending three years at the BBC as a Publicist for the BBC Proms, before joining EMI and Virgin Classics as Press and Promotions Manager, publicising major album releases for artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, the John Wilson Orchestra and Alison Balsom.
She then returned to the BBC as a Publicist for BBC Radio 3 and classical music television where she created and implemented communications campaigns for a wide range of projects across BBC Television and Radio. She also returned to the Proms to lead the publicity campaigns for the 2015 and 2017 seasons. With over ten years communications experience Maddie has established herself as a trusted publicist, creating and running strong campaigns for a broad range of projects and artists. Maddie has been at RDMR since May 2019.
Ruth, RDMR Press Manager
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. Ruth has been at RDMR since May 2015.
Joanna, RDMR Digital Press Officer
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. During the summer of 2017, Joanna was a Hesse student for the Aldeburgh Festival, helping behind the scenes and front of house. Since graduating, Joanna worked in a law firm as a temp secretary, gaining administrative experience within an office environment before joining RDMR. Joanna has been at RDMR since October 2017.
Emily, RDMR Press Assistant
After studying harp at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Emily was offered a scholarship to pursue a Master's in Arts Management. The move into the management side of the industry was an obvious one for her after thoroughly enjoying working in organisations such as the Junior Conservatoire of RWCMD and the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, as well as getting a taste for large scale musical events through being an international delegate at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong.
Since her Master's Emily has been involved with productions such as BBC Young Musician of the Year and for a client of RDMR- the Benedetti Foundation- where she was introduced to the world of PR.