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Over the last few years, Gavin has been researching and writing his first book, A Home for All Seasons, which spans 500 years in a quiet corner of England. It will be published by Atlantic Books in June 2022.

Gavin has written for newspapers such as The Guardian, The Times and The Independent on Sunday and magazines and journals including Literary ReviewThe Hudson Review, High Life, GramophoneBBC Music Magazine, GQ, Opera Now, Opera and Classical Music.

He also writes regularly for music festivals, concert halls and opera houses, including Wigmore Hall, the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin and the Salzburg Festival, where he has been commissioning editor of English-language programme notes since 2013.

Examples of newspaper and magazine features and reviews:
Click here to read Gavin’s ‘A Room with a View Revisited’ in High Life.
Click here to read Gavin’s introduction to Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier in The Guardian.
Click here to read Gavin’s interview with Georg Friedrich Haas in The Guardian.
Click here to read Gavin’s article in The Guardian about Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.
Click here to read Gavin’s introduction to the BBC’s new War and Peace for The Independent on Sunday.

Examples of programme and liner notes:
Click here to read Gavin’s introduction to Berg’s Violin Concerto and Mahler’s First Symphony for the Salzburg Festival.
Click here to read Gavin’s article on Alma Mahler for the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Click here to read Gavin’s first listener notes for ALMA’s Transalpin album.