Southbank Centre appoints Senior Contemporary Music Programmer

James Hanley

London's Southbank Centre has appointed Bengi Ünsal as its senior contemporary music programmer.

Ünsal was previously director of Salon at the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). She will lead on programming Southbank Centre’s wider concert programme, including its annual Meltdown festival.  

Ünsal brings a wealth of experience to the role, having held a number of positions in Istanbul’s music industry: as associate director of Istanbul Jazz Festival; senior product manager of Universal Music Group (UMG); director of foreign music, Turkish music television station Number ...

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