A kind of bitter-sweet message for the community, in a statement from Avid to a question about the future of Sibelius they write;
“Product development will be led by Sr. Product Manager Bobby Lombardi. For the past 12-years, Bobby headed up development and product managed numerous releases for Avid’s Grammy-winning digital recording and editing software and hardware, Pro Tools, and his new role is to ensure the long-term development and success of Sibelius. Bobby pursued doctoral studies in music composition at Stanford University and holds music degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Liege Belgium, Florida International University, and SUNY Stony Brook. Users should feel confident that the future of Sibelius is in very safe hands.”
We all have huge respect for Bobby on the Pro Tools Expert team, Bobby is such a talented professional. For many of us Pro Tools users having Bobby on the Pro Audio and Pro Tools team has been such an assurance, so our loss is the Sibelius community’s gain.