About

Kate Molleson

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Kate Molleson is a presenter for BBC Radio 3 (Music Matters, Hear and Now, Afternoon Concert) and a journalist for The Guardian and The Herald. She contributes to BBC Music Magazine,  Opera and Gramophone and was commissioning editor of Dear Green Sounds, a history of Glasgow’s music venues commissioned by UNESCO.

Her radio documentaries (BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service) include a portrait of Ethiopian nun/pianist/composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou and a two-part feature on Mongolian opera.

She grew up in various parts of Scotland and the far north of Canada and 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 copy editor, music critic and cycling columnist for the Montreal Gazette and deputy editor of Opera magazine before moving home to Scotland as the Guardian’s classical music critic in 2010. She lives in Glasgow.

Twitter: @KateMolleson