Petroc Trelawny is one of the best known voices in British classical music broadcasting, presenting the daily arts magazine show ‘In Tune’ and ‘Performance on Three’, the nightly concert, on Radio Three. He has interviewed some of the world’s most important classical musicians, including the musical Knights Mackerras, Rattle, Norrington and Gardiner, sopranos Dame Joan Sutherland and Reneé Fleming, composers John Adams, Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle and Philip Glass, and jazz legends Wynton Marsalis and the late Sir John Dankworth.
Petroc presents the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts every summer on radio and television from the Royal Albert Hall, and has anchored major events and features from across the UK and further afield. He has introduced live relays from the Bath, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Belfast and Aldeburgh Festivals; in Beijing he explored the phenomenon of the 40 million Chinese children studying the piano, and in Germany he reported on the state of the arts twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. For ten years he has been the television host of ‘Cardiff Singer of the World’, as well as introducing live telecasts from the Royal Opera and ENO. He has also presented ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ on Radio 2.
A Cornishman, his career to date includes spells working in Hull and Hong Kong, and being part of the team that launched Classic FM. He has written on music and the arts for The Spectator, The Irish Times, and The Catholic Herald. He is chairman of the Lennox Berkeley Society, a trust dedicated to increasing knowledge of the English composer. Aside from music, Petroc’s passions include travel, food, and good books.