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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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.


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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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.


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.


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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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.