Clemency Burton-Hill, MBE, is an award-winning broadcaster, podcaster, author, journalist and musician. At BBC Radio 3's Breakfast Show she welcomed a new audience to classical music, and for over a decade she was also host of BBC's Culture Show, the Proms, Young Musician of the Year, Classical Fix and other flagship arts programmes. Her journalism has appeared in the Economist, Financial Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer and Vogue and she is the author of four books. An award-winning violinist, Clemency has performed all over the world under leading conductors including Daniel Barenboim. She is the co-founder of Aurora Orchestra and a patron of various arts and education charities, including Music Masters. She survived a catastrophic brain haemorrhage in 2020, and now campaigns to improve recovery for those affected by brain injury. A native of London, UK, Clemency currently lives with her family in Washington, DC.
Clemency Burton-Hill makes classical music absolutely accessible,
magical and medicinal. Another Year of Wonder is, indeed, another
*Dolly Alderton, broadcaster, writer and bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love*
Clemmie is single-handedly the reason I have multiple classical music playlists, having always assumed that it wasn't for me. In Clemmie's world, everyone is invited to the classical party and that's what makes her books so beautiful and her words so welcoming. Clemmie's recommendations have broadened my mind, sharpened my imagination, tugged on my heartstrings and given me a song for every mood. Read this book and let yourself float away for a moment or two. What a gift.
*Emma Gannon, bestselling author and host of the Ctrl Alt Delete podcast*
Another Year of Wonder is a gorgeous compendium of a piece of classical music for every day of the year. The perfect start to 2022, which we all hope will be brighter than the last two.
*Elizabeth Day, bestselling author and host of the How to Fail podcast*
Clemmie writes about each piece of music with such energy and passion that you can't help but immediately want to stop what you're doing and seek it out. It's a fascinating book which I hope many will enjoy.