Nigel Wilkinson was for many years a senior producer for BBC Radio 3, where he oversaw the radio production of the Proms for six years. He produced many hundreds of studio recordings, collaborating with a wide range of leading performers, including many of the world’s major pianists. He also made award-winning documentaries, including a Sony Gold Award for In Preparation, tracing the development of Hugh Wood’s Piano Concerto with Joanna MacGregor. He ran Radio 3’s Young Artists’ Forum scheme for emerging talent, and was made an honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his involvement with young musicians at the start of their professional career.
Before joining the BBC, he read mathematics at King’s College, Cambridge, and then music as a postgraduate at London University, where he was awarded a PhD in musical analysis. He now works as a pianist, conductor and teacher. Nigel has also worked extensively as an external examiner at the RAM, RCM, RNCM and Guildhall, and continues to be involved in recording projects. As a pianist he has appeared extensively in chamber music, and has also performed a complete cycle of the Mozart piano concertos, directed from the piano.