Phillip Sommerich

Department: Contributor Biography

Phillip is a journalist who has written about classical music as a business and art form for 40 years. Publications he has written for include Music & Musicians, Records & Recordings, Musical Opinion, BBC Music magazine, Musical America, the Guardian, Choir & Organ, Opera Now and Classical Music. His almost total lack of academic qualification or ability in music performance – childhood acquaintance with piano to grade 2, later flirtation with recorders – is offset, he claims, by hyperactive attendance as an audience member.