Piers Burton-Page (19 October)
Piers Burton-Page joined the BBC in 1971, beginning a career of over 30 years working mostly for BBC Radio 3. These days he continues as a freelance producer, as well as with occasional presentation work and a growing career as a speaker on music. His particular interests are opera and British music of the past 100 years, and in 1994 he published Philharmonic Concerto, the authorised biography of Sir Malcolm Arnold. He is currently working on a book provisionally called Unfinished Symphonies.