Chris Lorway is the Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall. Prior to this, he was the Director of Programming & Marketing at The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.
Chris spent five seasons as the founding Artistic Director of the Luminato Festival in Toronto where he shaped and implemented the festival's artistic vision and program. Before Luminato, he was a Senior Consultant at AEA Consulting in NYC specializing in financial modeling and capital project planning where clients included the Edinburgh Festivals, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the West Kowloon Cultural District. Chris has also worked on a number of major international festivals including the Lincoln Center Festival, The New Yorker Festival and was part of the founding team of the Celtic Colours International Festival in Nova Scotia.
Chris holds a MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, and a BMusEd from Western University. He has guest lectured at the University of Toronto, Columbia University, NYU, OCAD and has been a regular lecturer on cultural leadership for the Clore Duffield Leadership Programme in the UK and the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme in Hong Kong.