Anthony Pryor writer & guest speaker

Anthony Pryer was educated at Goldsmiths College and at King's College, London, where his Master's dissertation gained the Hilda Margaret Watts Prize, and his doctoral work was supported by the award of a Major State Studentship.

He is now programme director of the MA (Music) and the MA (Historical Musicology) at Goldsmiths. Additionally, he teaches aesthetics and the philosophy of music at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests in relation to historical musicology include medieval music, Monteverdi, Mozart and theoretical aspects of historiography. He also publishes on the philosophy of music and served for seven years (2001-8) as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the British Society of Aesthetics.

He was a jury member for the BBC Classical Music Awards in 2007 and 2011, and has a notable profile as a critic (Times Literary Supplement, BBC Music Magazine, etc). In 2012 he was appointed a Research Fellow at Seian University in Japan. He is also a Trustee of the Accademia Monteverdiana and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2014.