As well as being the commissioning editor of English-language programme notes for the Salzburg Festival since 2013, Gavin has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Independent on Sunday, Evening Standard, High Life, The Hudson Review, Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, GQ.com, Opera Now, Opera and Classical Music. He has also edited programmes for the Salzburg Easter Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Gavin writes regularly for Wigmore Hall and the Royal Opera House and this season is also writing programme notes for the Pierre Boulez Saal and the Salzburg Festival.
He has contributed liner notes to recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion Records, col legno, Tudor Classics, Stone Records, Challenge Classics, LSO Live, LPO Live, Newton Classics, Opus Arte and EMI.
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.