Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 02 Apr - Wed 06 Apr, 2011

Nicholas Kenyon Nicholas Kenyon (Co-Chairperson)

Country/Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Barbican Centre

Managing Director, Barbican Centre, London

Most Recently Attended: (2006)
President's Reception, London 2006

Sir Nicholas Kenyon became Managing Director of the Barbican Centre in October 2007. He was Director of the BBC Proms from 1996 to 2007. As a music critic he wrote for The New Yorker, The Times and Observer, and was editor of Early Music 1983-92. He was appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3 in 1992, and was responsible for the award-winning seasons Fairest Isle and Sounding the Century. He then oversaw the BBC's programming for the millennium and ran the BBC's Live Events and TV Classical Music departments, which mounted the Queen's Jubilee concerts of 2002. He has continued to write and lecture on the arts, publishing books on Mozart, Simon Rattle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and early music. He is a board member of English National Opera and Sage Gateshead, a Governor of Wellington College, and a Trustee of the Dartington Hall Trust.

Media files from Nicholas Kenyon

The Power of Performance: Music and its Audiences

The Transformative Power of Music: A Roundtable Discussion