ALIYE CORNISH MOORE
Aliye Cornish has extensive experience both in arts management and historical performance, and in May 2019 was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for making a significant contribution to the music profession.
Having been obsessed with reading, maths and music as a child, she studied viola and baroque viola at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, where she held a scholarship in the Historical Performance department. During her time at the Royal Academy she was selected for the Deutsche Bank Award to found her own orchestra, and received a grant and extensive mentoring to support this aim. She was selected as a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra in 2007 and 2008, with whom she toured and recorded extensively. She is also an alumna of the Young Artists schemes run by the Britten-Pears Programme, and the World Youth Orchestra.
Her management experience encompasses a portfolio career including managing the group Instruments of Time and Truth, working in Trusts and Foundations for the Oxford Bach Soloists and working briefly as the IBO's General Manager from July 2019 - January 2020 before moving into the CEO role.
As a period viola specialist she has regularly performed with the English Baroque Soloists, Arcangelo, the Dunedin Consort, Le Cercle de L’Harmonie and Instruments of Time and Truth. She has played at the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Theatre Champs-Elysees and the Festival d’Aix en Provence and toured extensively throughout Europe and the USA. As a member of the English Baroque Soloists under Sir John Eliot Gardiner she has participated in several award-winning projects such as the Monteverdi 450 Opera Trilogy tour, and the St Matthew Passion tour and recording, as well as several Bach cantata projects. She will perform under John Eliot Gardiner in a tour of Beethoven's 'Missa Solemnis' in September 2022, with performances at the BBC Proms, the Berlin Philharmonie and the National Forum for Music in Wroclaw.
Aliye has worked as a mentor for the Musicians Union UK in their scheme for women in the music industry and has sat on their committee for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion since Spring 2020. She was an active voice on behalf of musicians campaigning against Brexit in 2016 - 2020 and her work on the subject informed a government white paper presented by MP Harriet Harman to a select committee. She continues to be an active voice in EDI conversations in her capacity as Vice Chair of the MU's EDI Committee, a position that she has held since March 2022.
In April 2022 she was elected to the Board of Directors for REMA, the European Early Music Network, marking the first time that an Irish organisation has been represented at this level in the European early music community.
She functions on a combination of caffeine, colour-coded lists and spreadsheets. Embracing the notion that failure shapes future success, she failed her driving test 7 times (yet is surprisingly over-confident behind the wheel), has a tendency to fall down stairs or off boats, and frequently fails to add attachments to emails.