Guest speakers

The AAM regularly welcomes experts and journalists to write programme notes, give pre-concert talks and host discussions with our musicians. Read on to find out more about our guest speakers, and visit AAM Explore to download talks and programme notes.

Catherine Bott guest speaker

Catherine Bott's career as one of BBC Radio 3's foremost presenters on early music follows numerous performances, on record and live in concert, of baroque music - including with the AAM.

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Sandy Burnett guest speaker

Sandy Burnett enjoys a varied career that embraces conducting, broadcasting, playing double bass, and communicating his passion for music across many musical styles.

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Alexandra Coghlan guest speaker

Alexandra Coghlan began her professional career at Performing Arts and Classical Music Editor at Time Out magazine, Sydney. She is currently Reviews/International Editor for Sinfini Music and appears as a guest panellist on BBC Radio 3's Music Matters.

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Anthony Pryor guest speaker

Anthony Pryor is professor of Music and Historical Musicology at Goldsmiths College and King's College, London. He has published widely on medieval music, Monteverdi, Mozart and the philosophy of music.

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Stephen Rose writer & guest speaker

Dr Stephen Rose has written programme notes for the AAM for the past decade. Specialising in the music of JS Bach, he has published extensively and is at the forefront of various research projects. He teaches at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Ruth Smith writer & guest speaker

Ruth Smith is regularly in demand as a writer, lecturer and broadcaster on Handel’s oratorios and operas; her focus is their words and the ideas behind them.

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