Clemency Burton-Hill to host Radio 3 Breakfast

Clemency Burton-Hill Clemency Burton-Hill is also an accomplished violinist

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Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill will be shifting to the weekday breakfast show from her weekend slot in December.

The broadcaster and writer will replace Sara Mohr-Pietsch and will alternate the weekday shifts with current host Petroc Trelawny.

Burton-Hill said it was a "tremendous honour to join our national classical breakfast show".

"I can't wait to bring my passion and my own everyday musical discoveries to our Radio 3 breakfast audience, who never fail to amaze with their own curiosity and engagement with these magnificent works."

Burton-Hill has also presented on BBC Young Musician, the BBC Proms and regularly contributes to The Culture Show.

She previously acted in the BBC Two political drama Party Animals with Matt Smith and Andrea Riseborough in 2007.

As a violinist, she has performed around the world, most recently with the conductor Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

Sony-nominated show

After seven years on Radio 3 Breakfast, Sara Mohr-Pietsch said she was "finally ready for a lie-in and a new challenge".

Sara Mohr-Pietsch Sara Mohr-Pietsch has been involved in choral music since the age of eight

A trained singer, she will present Radio 3's The Choir from the New Year. She will also host the Monday lunchtime concerts at Wigmore Hall from December and other live coverage.

Speaking about her move, she commented: "The warmth and intelligence of our community of listeners has made Breakfast a joy to present, and I was hugely proud of our Sony nomination last year."

According to latest Rajar figures, Radio 3 Breakfast attracts 530,000 listeners, while the station reaches a weekly audience of 2 million.

Martin Handley will present the majority of the station's weekend breakfast editions.

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