Huw Humphreys is currently the head of music at London’s Barbican Centre, the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, where he has been in post since September 2014. Prior to this appointment, he spent nine years as Director of Artistic Planning of the Melbourne Symphony, a position he held following six years with renowned artist management agency Askonas Holt and four years as General Manager of the European Union Youth Orchestra. Huw holds a Masters in Music from Oxford University, and spends most of his non-music related life religiously following the Welsh rugby and England cricket teams.
Why are we afraid to judge?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick