BBC Music Magazine writer Clemency Burton-Hill recovering from major brain haemorrhage

Clemency Burton-Hill is an interviewer for BBC Music Magazine, presenter of BBC Radio 3's Classical Fix podcast and creative director at WQXR, a public radio station in New York

Clemency Burton-Hill recovers from major brain haemorrhage in New York
Published: August 17, 2020 at 1:02 pm

Journalist and broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill announced this weekend that she has been in recovery from a major brain haemorrhage she suffered in January this year caused by a previously undiagnosed condition. She has attributed much of her recovery to music-based therapies.

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Burton-Hill is best known for presenting BBC Radio 3's Classical Fix podcast and The Open Ears Project from WNYC Studios. She has also presented television documentaries and written both novels and non-fiction books.

Clemency Burton-Hill has written for BBC Music Magazine since 2017, and remains one of our chief interviewers, alongside James Naughtie, Kate Molleson and Tom Service.

Clemency Burton-Hill with pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy for her first interview for BBC Music Magazine in November 2017
Clemency Burton-Hill with pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy for her first interview for BBC Music Magazine in November 2017 (Credit: Johnny Millar)

She has previously presented Radio 3's breakfast programmes on both weekdays and weekends. In 2018, she took on the role of creative director of music and arts at WQXR in New York, a leading classical music public radio station.

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All of us at BBC Music Magazine wish Clemmie all the best in her recovery.

Authors

Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.

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