About Gavin

Described by The Times as a ‘leading cultural historian’, Gavin Plumley is well known for his work on Central European music and culture during the 19th and 20th centuries.

You can find his writing 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 has also been a commissioning editor for the Salzburg Festival since 2013.

He lectures widely and has recently given talks for the National Trust, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the National Theatre, 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 and a leader of cultural tours.

During 2019 Gavin will be the series advisor for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis. Other forthcoming engagements include a second instalment of Inside the Score at Wigmore Hall, focussing on Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, as well as pre-performance talks for the CBSO and study days for The Arts Society.

All photographs © Theresa Pewal, 2017.

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