Kate Molleson is a journalist and broadcaster and one of the UK’s leading commentators on contemporary classical music. She presents BBC Radio3's New Music Show and Music Matters. Her articles are published in the Guardian, The Herald, BBC Music Magazine, Opera, Gramophone and elsewhere. Her documentaries (BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service) include a portrait of Ethiopian pianist/composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou and a feature on Mongolian opera. She teaches music journalism at the Darmstadt and Dartington international summer schools.
Having grown up in Scotland and the far north of Canada, she studied clarinet performance at McGill University, Montreal, and musicology at King’s College London, where she researched the operas of Ezra Pound. She was a music critic and cycling columnist for the Montreal Gazette and deputy editor of Opera magazine before being appointed music critic for the Guardian. She lives in Edinburgh.
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