Trained as a violinist and countertenor, Andrew McGregor has sung backing vocals for Kiri te Kanawa, played string arrangements for rock groups, studied Stockhausen, and appeared at the BBC Proms.
After working as a sound engineer and producer for the BBC, he joined its classical music station Radio 3, presenting its national breakfast program. Presenter of Record Review on BBC Radio 3 for almost two decades, reviewing the latest releases, and talking to a wide variety of musicians about their recordings, he also presents live and recorded concert, opera and festival broadcasts for the BBC, including the BBC Proms, the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, the Aldeburgh Festival, and WOMAD festival of world music.
He has made documentaries about traditional music in Corsica and Crete, western classical music in China and Cuba, the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. He also reviews for Songlines and the BBC Music Magazine.