Biography

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Gavin Plumley is a writer and broadcaster, pondering everything from Helena Bonham-Carter’s hair in the 80s to Georg Friedrich Haas’s search for a unique sound. He has interviewed writers, singers and actors, composers, conductors and clarinettists. Well known for his work on Central Europe and classical music, Gavin is equally at home on Broadway and in Tolstoy’s Russia.

You can find his work in newspapers, including The GuardianThe Times and The Independent on Sunday, and in magazines like High Life, as well as in opera and concert programmes around the world. He appears frequently on BBC Radio 3, both as a guest and, occasionally, as a presenter, as well as on BBC Radio 4, speaking on programmes such as Start the WeekSaturday Review and PM.

Gavin also edits other people’s writing, as the commissioning editor of English-language programme notes for the Salzburg Festival and for the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Salzburg Easter Festival.

In 2016 Gavin has written for The GuardianThe Times and The Independent on Sunday, High LifeOpera and the Magazine of the Friends of the Bayreuth Festival, he has given talks at the National Gallery, the BBC Proms, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the CBSO, as well as making his first on-stage appearance at Wigmore Hall, and he has penned notes for the LSO, Wigmore Hall, Hyperion Records, Garsington Opera, Scottish Opera, ENO, the CBSO, the Royal Liverpool Phil, La Monnaie, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Santa Fe Opera, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the BBC Proms.

Follow the links above to read more about his work.

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