Gavin Plumley is a writer and broadcaster. Well known for his work on Vienna and Central European music and culture, he is equally at home on Broadway and in Tolstoy’s Russia.
You can find his work in newspapers, magazines and opera and concert programmes around the world. He appears frequently on BBC Radio 3, both as a guest and as a presenter, and on BBC Radio 4. Gavin also edits other people’s writing, as a commissioning editor for the Salzburg Festival and for the Oxford Lieder Festival.
He lectures around widely and recently gave talks at the National Gallery, the British Museum, the BBC Proms, the Oxford Lieder Festival, Wigmore Hall, the Royal Opera House and the CBSO, in addition to being an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society.
Gavin’s forthcoming engagements include speaking about Vienna at the BBC Proms, leading a complete survey of Mahler’s songs at the 2017 Oxford Lieder Festival and making his debut at the National Theatre in January 2018, when he’ll be talking about Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. He is also writing programme notes for the Royal Opera House, Opera North, BBC NOW, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Dutch National Opera, the LPO, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the Salzburg Festival and various other institutions over the coming year.
All photographs © Theresa Pewal, 2017.