Duke Dobing (Deputy Chairman, Chairman of Development Committee)
Duke was for more than three decades a highly successful professional flautist in London, before going into arts management in 2000. Over the past 12 years he has been Director of Development at City of London Sinfonia, Head of External Relations at Aldeburgh Music and Director of Development with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
As a young musician, Duke benefited from first-class musical opportunities both as a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal Academy of Music and as a member of the National Youth Orchestra.
This experience laid the foundations for his professional career and he values deeply his involvement with Future Talent, helping to ensure that young musicians can have the same opportunities that he had.