Verity Sharp has been co-presenting Late Junction on BBC Radio 3 since it started.
She has won the Silver Sony Music Broadcaster Award and Late Junction has scooped Gold. The programme is a vast mix of traditional and contemporary music, from classical to electronic, folk, world and jazz, reflecting Verity’s own musical background and training at Dartington College of Arts and York University.
Verity studied primarily as a cellist, but a growing interest in the roots music of the UK has since inspired her to take up the fiddle and begin exploring this country’s traditional music.
Formerly a BBC producer, she has produced and presented numerous programmes including Radio 3’s The Music Machine and the contemporary music programme Hear and Now, the arts magazine Meridian Live and Meridian Books for the World Service, and the BBC Proms for Radio 3 and BBC Four. She contributes to World Routes and Music Matters, writes for the BBC Music Magazine and is a regular presenter of The Culture Show on BBC Two.