I’m a curator, journalist, author, editor and broadcaster – and my subject is classical and contemporary music, and music education.
Currently, I’m Creative Consultant for Kings Place Music Foundation, my first series being the year-long Cello Unwrapped, my second Time Unwrapped (running through 2018). I’ve been editor of BBC Music Magazine, The Strad and magazines for the South Bank Centre and the Royal Opera House. I’m also a freelance writer and critic currently contributing to the Financial Times, Guardian, The Arts Desk, BBC Music Magazine, BBC Radio 3 and 4, and I write programme notes for many ensembles and venues in London.
My books include Boosey & Hawkes, the publishing story (2005), Spirit of the Orchestra(Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment 2006) and The history and future of music (Royal Philharmonic Society 2008). I also co-edited Fanfare (BBC Books) with Duncan Minshull, a collection of short stories on the subject of music by an array of leading novelists.