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    Weʼve raised £1,620 to provide Professor Barry Ife with a retirement gift and to collect messages from colleagues, students and friends.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

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    After twelve years as Principal of the Guildhall School, Professor Barry Ife will be retiring in early 2017. We are therefore using this site to collect messages for Barry and contributions towards his leaving gifts from colleagues, students and friends over the coming weeks.

    If you would like to make a contribution then please click ‘Donate’ opposite and also leave a short message at the same time. All messages will be forwarded on to Barry alongside his leaving gifts in due course. If you run into any difficulties - or want to leave a longer message! - then please email us at barry.leaving@gsmd.ac.uk.

    With thanks from ‘The organisers’


    About Professor Barry Ife CBE

    Professor Barry Ife became Principal of the Guildhall School in September 2004 and has led the School through a period of unprecedented change.

    His achievements include leading the School’s application for Taught Degree-Awarding Powers; achieving recognition for Guildhall’s music outreach and opera programmes through two Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (2005 and 2007); repositioning the School within the higher education sector; and reviving and strengthening strategic partnerships with a range of performing arts organisations such as the Barbican Centre, LSO and Royal Opera House. He has made the Guildhall School the UK’s single largest provider of music education to under 18s by incorporating the Centre for Young Musicians (CYM), and in 2013 he realised the School’s long-held ambition to build additional facilities at Milton Court, including state-of-the-art performance venues, rehearsal and teaching spaces.

    His most recent achievement was to secure recognition by HEFCE for the School’s ‘world-leading’ teaching, bringing with it much-needed additional funding needed to maintain and develop Guildhall’s distinctive excellence in the UK and across the world.



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      • Christopher Suckling

        Christopher Suckling

        Dec 13, 2016




        Dec 12, 2016

        Dear Barry, With my warmest wishes for your post Guildhall life. May all your activities bring inspiration and fulfilment! Thank you for your guidance and wonderfully supportive presence, Charles


      • C Bruggemeyer

        C Bruggemeyer

        Dec 12, 2016

        With thanks to Barry for all his hard work and all good wishes for the future.


      • Julian Philips

        Julian Philips

        Dec 12, 2016

        It's been a privilege to work with you over the past 12 years. Guildhall has grown in so many wonderful ways thanks to your vision, ingenious pragmatism and boundless enthusiasm! You will be missed!


      • Anneke Hodnett

        Anneke Hodnett

        Dec 12, 2016


      • Stephen Dagg

        Stephen Dagg

        Dec 12, 2016


      • john philip jenkins

        john philip jenkins

        Dec 12, 2016

        With all best wishes for a long and very happy retirement. Philip Jenkins

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