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Kate Molleson

Kate Molleson is a music journalist who regularly presents BBC Radio 3 programmes including Hear and Now, Music Matters and Afternoon Concert.

A writer for The Guardian and The Herald, Kate also contributes to Opera, Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine and was commissioning editor of Dear Green Sounds, a history of Glasgow’s music venues commissioned by UNESCO.

Her radio documentaries (BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service) include a portrait of Ethiopian nun/pianist/composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou and a two-part feature on Mongolian opera.

She grew up in various parts of Scotland and the far north of Canada and studied clarinet performance at McGill University (Montreal) and musicology at King’s College London, where she researched the operas of Ezra Pound. She was a copy editor, music critic and cycling columnist for the Montreal Gazette and deputy editor of Opera magazine before moving home to Scotland as the Guardian’s classical music critic in 2010. She lives in Glasgow.