Sandy Burnett writer & 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.

His conducting credits include a complete cycle of Bach cantatas as well as work with the Southbank Sinfonia, the Guildhall Big Band, Tallis Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre and in London’s West End where he spent many years as musical director. 

For over a decade Sandy was one of the core team of presenters on BBC Radio 3, one of the world’s leading classical music radio stations. He regularly leads lecture trips for Martin Randall Travel and Kirker. His production company Artsaudio has made programmes for many organisations including Universal Music, Wigmore Hall, the City of London Festival, and RTÉ’s Lyric FM. His Classic Discovery lectures and performances introduce intelligent adults to classical music — find out more at

Sandy Burnett's past performances