(March 10, 2010)

Dilettante is pleased to announce that our Founder and Managing Director Juliana Farha has been named one of the 50 ‘Women to Watch’ in the UK creative and cultural sectors. Juliana is the only woman from the classical music world to be featured on the list, and one of a tiny minority from the private sector.

The ‘Women to Watch’ judging panel was led by the BBC’s Jenni Murray, and included Dame Liz Forgan, chair of Arts Council England; Wayne MacGregor, Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet; and Rita Clifton, Chief Executive of Interbrand, the global branding consultancy.

The ‘Women to Watch’ list was created by the UK’s Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP) to ‘celebrate the achievements of some of the most ambitious and talented women in the cultural and creative industries’. The CLP is an initiative of Arts Council England, Creative & Cultural Skills, and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

‘I’m really delighted to be included on the first Women to Watch list because it confirms that we’re achieving what we set out to do – namely, to lead classical music in a new direction,’ says Juliana. ‘After all, this is a sector that has a massive impact on the economy, and brings people tremendous pleasure.’

Find out more about ‘Women to Watch’ by clicking here.