Kate Molleson is a music critic for The Guardian, a features writer for The Herald and a presenter for BBC Radio 3. She contributes to magazines including Opera and Gramophone and was commissioning editor of Dear Green Sounds, a history of Glasgow’s music venues commissioned by UNESCO and published by Waverley Books in April 2015.
She grew up in various parts of Scotland and northern Canada and studied at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, McGill University in Montreal and King’s College, London, where she researched early experimental radio broadcasting and the operas of Ezra Pound.
She was a copy editor, music critic and cycling columnist for the Montreal Gazette and assistant editor of Opera magazine before returning Scotland as the Guardian’s music critic in 2010. She lives in Glasgow.