Clemency Burton-Hill

Clemency Burton-Hill is one of the UK’s leading arts broadcasters and writers. The host of BBC Radio 3’s Sony Award-nominated Weekend Breakfast show, BBC Proms and New Generation Artists, she is also a regular presence on BBC television, hosting shows including Young Musician of the Year, the Culture Show and the Review Show. 

Her most recent documentary for BBC was a history of Stradivarius. As a journalist Clemency writes about music and culture for the Economist, FT Weekend Magazine, Opera News, WSJ, Guardian and Departures. She is also a contributor to the current edition of Musical America. An award-winning classical violinist, she has performed in some of the world’s major concert halls, including Boston Symphony Hall, La Scala, Milan, and Musikverein, Vienna. She is a sometime host of Overnight Music on WQXR and has been a TV and radio host of the BBC Proms since 2008.

Clemency Burton-Hill appears in the following:

9 Things You Didn't Know About Violinist Yehudi Menuhin

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Yehudi Menuhin didn't just play the violin ridiculously well, from mastering Yoga poses to jamming with gypsies, Clemency Burton-Hill illuminates lesser-known aspects of his legacy.
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Peter Maxwell Davies Turns 80 at the BBC Proms

Saturday, September 13, 2014

On the last installment of Q2 Music at the Proms, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra celebrates the 80th birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, live from Royal Albert Hall.


Iceland Symphony Makes its BBC Proms Debut

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of Q2 Music at the Proms, featuring the Iceland Symphony Orchestra live at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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BBC Singers and Endymion Ensemble Perform Reich at the Proms

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Listen to the archive of Q2 Music at the Proms, featuring the music of Steve Reich as recorded live by the BBC Singers at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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Listen: Tallis Scholars Perform John Tavener's 'Requiem Fragments'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Listen to the world premiere of the late John Tavener's Requiem Fragments, as recorded live at London's Royal Albert Hall.


Pet Shop Boys, Angelo Badalamenti and the BBC Concert Orchestra

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Saturday, August 9 at 7 pm, join us for the second installment of Q2 Music at the Proms, featuring the world premiere of A Man From the Future, a new orchestral work from electronic p...


Tavener, Bartók & Shostakovich at the BBC Proms

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Beginning Saturday, August 2 at 7 pm, join us for Season Two of Q2 Music at the Proms – a seven-part series of live recordings from the BBC Proms in London, hosted by BBC presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.


BBC Proms: China Philharmonic Plays Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky

Friday, July 25, 2014

WQXR brings you the first in a series of performances from the 2014 BBC Proms. The concert features the China Philharmonic.


Listen: Gorecki's Third Symphony and 4 Premieres

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Last week, Q2 Music presented this smorgasbord of world premieres from the BBC Proms season, plus a performance of Gorecki's popular Symphony No. 3. Hear the entire show on demand.

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Listen: Warsaw Philharmonic Plays Lutoslawski, Shostakovich & Panufnik

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tonight at 7 pm, Q2 Music at the Proms features the Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra making their BBC Proms debut with music by Witold Lutoslawski, Dmitri Shostakovich...


Listen: World Premiere of Frederic Rzewski's Piano Concerto

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Q2 Music at the Proms features the premiere of Frederic Rzewski's Piano Concerto, the UK premiere of Gerald Barry's No Other People, and pieces by John White and Morton Feldman. 


Daniel Harding and Mahler Chamber Orchestra Play Mozart, Schumann and Sibelius

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hear conductor Daniel Harding lead the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a program exploring the subtly different properties of the keys of C major and C minor.

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Listen: London Sinfonietta Performs Varèse, Martland...and The Stranglers

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Last week, Q2 Music at the Proms presented highlights from a London Sinfonietta performance pairing Anna Meredith punk-rock arrangements with modernist masters Edgard Varèse, Iannis X...


BBC National Orchestra of Wales Plays Elgar, Walton and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Listen to Saturday's broadcast of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales playing works by Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Walton. Plus: Hear the daily "Tea Time" pieces from last week on-demand.


Aurora Orchestra Presents Zappa and Glass Premiere

Saturday, August 10, 2013

On Saturday, August 10, Q2 Music at the Proms continued with a performance by the Aurora Orchestra. The ensemble makes its BBC Proms debut with two works by Frank Zappa. Today is the ...

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Jan Lisiecki Makes Proms Debut in Schumann Piano Concerto

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast featuring teen pianist Jan Lisiecki in his Proms debut in the Schumann Concerto, with the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.


Colin Matthews Premiere and Prokofiev with Violinist Daniel Hope

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Continuing Saturday, Aug. 3 at 7 pm, hear English composer Colin Matthew's Turning Point, along with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto with soloist Daniel Hope.


National Youth Orchestra of the US Makes UK Debut

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S. making its London debut at the Proms.

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Listen: David Matthews World Premiere and Les Siècles's Stravinsky

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Q2 Music presents a special highlights show of premieres from the 2013 Proms, with music by English composer David Matthews and a unique period-instrument rendition of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.


A Sea-Inspired Start to the BBC Proms

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Listen to WQXR's first broadcast in a series of performances from the BBC Proms festival in London. The program includes music by Rachmaninoff, Britten and a BBC commission by Julian Anderson.