Andrew McGregor

Co-host of the RPS Music Awards Ceremony on 9 May 2017

Brought up in a home wallpapered by Radio 3, Andrew McGregor was installed at a piano from a tender age, picking out popular TV theme tunes with one finger. Over time his technique improved, and he added violin, voice and organ to the options. After spending school holidays on orchestra and chamber music courses, Andrew joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as a violinist, playing Shostakovich under Kondrashin, and Stravinsky under Chailly at the Proms, his first experience of live broadcasting on BBC Radio 3.

Andrew read music at Surrey University. While there he sang alto in Guildford Cathedral Choir, occasionally provided string backing for rock groups and studied Stockhausen. He spent his postgraduate year as a violinist at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies.