This is something totally unexpected
Andrew Cornall has been made the new Vice President of A&R at EMI Classics. Cornall will join EMI Classics on 1 January 2011, taking over from Stephen Jones.
As Executive Director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Cornall has led the Orchestra's artistic policy for the past six and a half years, developing an enthusiastically received programming policy, an extensive commissioning series and a critically acclaimed recording programme.
Prior to the RLPO, Cornall spent 25 years at Universal Music’s Decca label, where he earned an international reputation as a Grammy Award-winning record producer and executive.
Eric Dingman, President of EMI Classics Worldwide, commented on the appointment: “Andrew’s extensive international experience in both recording and live classical music has demonstrated his success in balancing artistic, commercial and music lovers’ interests. This combination makes Andrew an ideal leader for the EMI Classics new recording programme over the coming years.”
Andrew Cornall added: “It is an honour to join the team at EMI Classics, which is home to many of the greatest classical artists today. I look forward to the challenge of steering the label’s artists and repertoire policy and building on the tremendous potential of the label worldwide.”