Laura de By business director Netherlands Chamber Choir from 1 January 2022

29 October 2021

The Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) is excited to announce that Laura de By will be appointed as business director by the Board of Trustees from 1 January 2022! Laura de By, currently working as Head of Public Affairs for Opera at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, will from 1 January 2022 form a two-person management team together with the current director Tido Visser. Visser will therefore resign from his duties as general director, but will continue to remain as artistic director of the organisation, leaving him able to focus more on the artistic development of the choir.

picture: Pauline Niks / Nederlands Kamerkoor
Laura de By: “After an inspiring and challenging time at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, it is an honour for me to take on the role of business director of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. The choir is highly esteemed both at home and abroad, and its superb quality and its ambitions inspire me enormously. The organisation is developing from a top choir to a top art institution, with relevant artistic and social projects and collaborations. I am really looking forward to contributing to that development together with Tido Visser and the team.”


Trudy Vos, chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Nederlands Kamerkoor, is very happy: “In Laura we are gaining a business director who can help realise the ambitions of the organisation. In her current employment she has proved herself a dynamic and inspiring professional. By creating a two-person management team we are creating space in which to take new steps both artistically and commercially.”

Tido Visser, artistic director of the Nederlands Kamerkoor: “I am thrilled with Laura’s appointment. I think that in her we have the modern business director we were looking for. Someone who approaches business from the point of view of content, urgency and connection. Her appointment also offers me, as artistic director, together with our chief conductor and the fantastic singers of the choir and NKK NXT, the opportunity to deepen the artistic quality even further.”

Laura de By (1991) is currently employed by Dutch National Opera and Ballet as Head of Public Affairs for Opera. She obtained two master’s degrees from the University of Amsterdam, in Literary Studies and Art & Culture in the Public Domain, and started her career in Rome, at the museum Il Chiostro del Bramante. She has worked at Dutch National Opera & Ballet since 2017, occupying various positions before taking up her current position in June 2020.

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