Petroc Trelawny is one of the best known voices in classical music.
He presents the Breakfast programme each weekday morning on BBC Radio 3. This summer he again presents BBC Proms on radio and television in what is his 20th consecutive season as a radio host from the Royal Albert Hall. In August he will anchor Eurovision Young Musician, broadcast on TV across Europe, before introducing exhaustive coverage of the Leeds Piano Competition for Medici.tv. Petroc has introduced TV profiles of arts figures including Dame Fanny Waterman and Julian Bream, presents the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Day Concert on radio and television and last June introduced BBC4 coverage of ‘Cardiff Singer of the World’ for the tenth time. Last December he co-presented, with Darcey Bussell, the Royal Ballet’s performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ to viewers in over 1000 cinemas in 32 countries. In 2015 he hosted the first ever BBC Proms Australia, a week of concerts and recitals in Melbourne broadcast live on ABC Radio; last year he presented the first BBC Proms Dubai at the new Dubai Opera. He is a regular contributor to BBC News’ long running radio series From Our Own Correspondent and its new sibling, From Our Home Correspondent.
A proud Cornishman, Petroc’s early career includes broadcasting in Hong Kong, being part of the launch team for Classic FM and London News Radio, and working as a presenter for RTE in Ireland. He writes for newspapers and magazines including the London Evening Standard and the Spectator. He is President of the Lennox Berkeley Society, Luton Music and the Three Spires Singers and a trustee of BZAM – a charity supporting the work of the Zimbabwe Academy of Music in Bulawayo. As well as concerts and opera he loves travel, food and wine, cinema, books and theatre.