Sir Nicholas Kenyon
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Sir Nicholas Kenyon became Managing Director of the Barbican Centre in October 2007. He was Director of the BBC Proms from 1996 to 2007.

As a music critic he wrote for The New Yorker, The Times and Observer, and was editor of Early Music 1983-92. He was appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3 in 1992, and was responsible for the award-winning seasons Fairest Isle and Sounding the Century. He then oversaw the BBC’s programming for the Millennium and ran the BBC’s Live Events and TV Classical Music departments, which mounted the Queen’s Jubilee concerts of 2002.

He has continued to write and lecture on the arts, publishing books on Mozart, Simon Rattle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and early music. He is a board member of English National Opera and Sage Gateshead, a Governor of Wellington College, 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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Will the Olympics Drain Away Much Needed Art Funding?

(9) Comments | Posted 14 December 2011 | (23:00)

As 2012 looms, the questions are still being asked: will it be a triumph or a tragedy, a uniquely exciting moment or a great missed opportunity? Will the Olympics drain away much-needed arts funding, or enhance the standing of UK culture around the world?

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