Pianist, writer and festival director Anna Goldsworthy has been appointed director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music – the first woman to hold the role since the school was established at the University of Adelaide in 1883.
Professor Goldsworthy, author of the memoir Piano Lessons, is artistic director of the Coriole Music Festival and the Music & Mountains Festival in Queenstown, New Zealand, and a former director of the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.
She is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Seraphim Trio, which in 2019 won an ARIA award for its collaboration with Paul Kelly titled Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds.
Goldsworthy takes up the new position today, replacing outgoing director Professor Graeme Koehne.
Meanwhile, South Australian Living Artists has appointed prominent company director Alexandrea Cannon as Chair, replacing Nicholas Linke.
Cannon – inaugural Chair of Credit Union SA and a Corporate Ladder regular – is currently Chair of UniSA’s Business MBA Advisory Group and the SA Tertiary Admissions Centre.
Amidst her numerous board appointments throughout her career, she has found time for the arts as a Director with Country Arts SA, the Queensland Country Arts Trust and Queensland Arts Council. She is also a former executive with the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Linke, who is leaving the board entirely, has been a SALA director since 2011 and was appointed Chair in 2018.
The SALA board has also appointed Gino DeGennaro as Treasurer, replacing Richard Allen.
DeGennaro was Chief of Staff to Treasurer Rob Lucas for all four years of the Marshall Liberal Government’s four-year term. He is the former Deputy CEO of the Department for Education and Child Development.