Kelly Lovelady

Kelly Lovelady is the founding Artistic Director and conductor of Ruthless Jabiru, a London Chamber Orchestra dedicated to exploring humanitarian stories through new music. Ruthless Jabiru’s programmes are devised around existing and commissioned repertoire by Today’s composers with a view to promoting compassion, sustainability and social consciousness. Recent projects have included a tribute to the damaged landscape of Maralinga alongside the Australian exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, an homage to poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal at the inaugural Australian & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts, and a co-production with the Art Not Oil Coalition for Joy & Dissent festival for Cultural Activism. She has enjoyed repeat invitations to conduct for Greenpeace, City of London Festival, and Cluster New Music & Integrated Arts Festival and has assisted conductors Vladimir Jurowski, Otto Tausk and Richard Bonynge.