Michael Grade becomes joint President of The Jewish Music Institute!

(copied from the JMI announcement)

The Jewish Music Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of

Michael Grade as Joint President. Lord Grade will join Lady Valerie
Solti as Co-Joint President, stepping into the shoes of her friend, the
late Leo de Rothschild.

Michael Grade has a long and distinguished career in broadcasting,
encompassing London Weekend Television, the BBC, ITV, as well as over
nine years as Chief Executive of Channel Four Television.  He is
non-executive Chairman of Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios. In May
2004 he was appointed Chairman of the BBC, succeeding Gavyn Davies,
resigning in November 2006 when his appointment as Executive Chairman of
ITV was announced.  In January 2011 he became the Tory Peer, Lord Grade
of Yarmouth.

Lord Grade said “Since becoming involved with the Jewish Music
Institute, I have come much closer to the music which is at the heart of
Jewish culture. I have been really surprised how relevant the range of
musical influences is to today’s music lovers, Jewish or gentile. I am
honoured to have been invited to become Joint President with Lady Solti.”

Lady Solti added “Michael Grade has lived his whole life in the
entertainment world.  His relationships, knowledge and profile in this
area are second to none and I’m thoroughly looking forward to working
with him in our joint pursuit of JMI’s aims.”

Artistic Director Sophie Solomon said “We are so excited to welcome Lord
Grade and look forward to harnessing his enthusiasm and energies to
bring the inspiring work of the Jewish Music Institute to an
ever-increasing audience.”