Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Director of the Barbican, will deliver one of the keynotes at Culture Tech

He became Managing Director of the Barbican Centre in October 2007 – the largest performing arts venue in Europe and home to both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.

He was a music critic for The New Yorker, The Times and Observer, and editor of Early Music 1983-92. He was appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3 in 1992, was responsible for the award-winning seasons Fairest Isle and Sounding the Century. He oversaw the BBC’s programming for the Millennium and then ran the BBC’s Live Events and TV Classical Music departments.

He was Director of the BBC Proms from 1996 to 2007.

He has continued to write and lecture on the arts, publishing books on Bach, Mozart, Simon Rattle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and early music. He is a member of Arts Council England, a board member of English National Opera and Sage Gateshead, and a Trustee of the Dartington Hall Trust. He was knighted in the 2008 New Year Honours; he is married with four children and lives in London.

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