High Point Episode 008:


Lisa Tregale,  director of

BBC National Orchestra

and Chorus of Wales


From the Hoddinott Hall at the Wales Millennium centre in Cardiff Bay, Lisa Tregale joins us to talk about her career history and what led her to becoming Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

We also discuss:

● Growing up in the Devon town of Newton Abbot, and why she chose to learn the Saxophone as a child.

● How an unconventional degree program at York University inspired her to pursue a career in arts management.

● Helping to rebuild Devon communities through the arts during the Foot and Mouth crisis.

● Founding the South West Music School and why she’s so passionate that musical education be accessible to ALL children.

● How musical intervention can be used to treat acute illness, and the importance of implementing it into child development.

● Musical education challenges in the UK.

● What her role entails and the inner workings of the BBC NOW.

● Lisa’s personal experiences with the challenges that women face in the music industry.

● Her ongoing charity work with The Aloud Charity, Dartington International Summer School Foundation, Association Of British Orchestras, and Open Up Music.

For more episodes of the High Point podcast, follow⁠⁠ this link⁠⁠.

or ⁠⁠this one for Youtube⁠⁠.

You can listen to the podcast on the following platforms:


or watch the videos below