Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall Staff


Chris Lorway
Executive Director, Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

Chris Lorway was appointed Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall in May 2016. Before joining Stanford he was the Director, Programming and Marketing, for Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall—home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto International Film Festival—where he curated and presented an annual season of approximately 150 performances. Prior to that he was the Executive Director of Soundstreams, a Toronto-based music presenter that commissions, develops, and showcases the work of contemporary composers.

Lorway also spent five seasons as the founding Artistic Director of the internationally recognized 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 New York, 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. Lorway has also worked on a number of major international festivals including the Lincoln Center Festival, and The New Yorker Festival, and was part of the founding team of the Celtic Colours International Festival in Nova Scotia.

Lorway 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 lecturer on cultural leadership for the Clore Duffield Leadership Programme in the UK and the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme in Hong Kong.




Rory Brown Operations Manager, Bing Concert Hall

Robert Cable Communications Manager

Ryan Davis Associate Director of Engagement and Public Programs

Robert DeArmond Web Developer

Laura Evans Director of Music Programs, Engagement and Education

Drew Farley Technical Manager

Ben Frandzel Institutional Gifts and Community Engagement Officer

Sierra Gonzalez Director of Marketing, Communications and Patron Services

Elisa Gomez-Hird HR & Administrative Associate 

Danielle Menona Development Associate

Julie Ornelas Ticket Office Manager

Egan O'Rourke Audio Visual Manager

Kimberly Pross Director of Production

Jeremy Ramsaur Lighting Manager

Toni Rivera Operations Coordinator

Ivan Rodriguez Artist Services Coordinator

Jan Sillery General Manager, Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

Bill Starr House Manager

Cristina Valdes Smith Assistant Director of Development

Krystina Tran Marketing Manager