Claire Jackson writes about classical music, opera and the arts. She is a regular contributor to BBC Music magazine and pens a fortnightly column on classical and contemporary music for the Big Issue. Her work appears in Opera Now, Country Life and Pianist, as well as industry titles including Classical Music, International Arts Manager and Askonas Holt's The Green Room.
Claire has edited International Piano, Muso and Music Teacher. She provided a lively forum for the global piano community during her International Piano editorship (2011-15) and interviewed some of the world’s leading pianists. Prior to her work on International Piano, Claire edited Muso (2008-11), an alternative classical music magazine written for and about up-and-coming artists and students. The title was distributed throughout conservatoires in the UK and the US.
As a passionate supporter of music education, Claire was acting editor of Music Teacher (March and April 2015 editions, and again towards the end of 2018). She represented the title at the 2015 instalment of the Music Education Expo and Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, and supported the team at the Music & Drama Education Expo Manchester 2018. She has also undertaken editing projects for the Menuhin Violin Competition and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, as well as copy writing for exam boards, management agencies and musical instrument manufacturers.
Claire currently works on a number of bespoke publishing, events and strategic communications projects for a range of clients. She is an Adobe Certified Associate and has a passion for art and design. She is an experienced InDesign user, and has undertaken sub-editing and proofreading for Immediate Media and Rhinegold Publishing, among others.
Getting caught in a thunderstorm with Ludovico Einaudi in Verona, drinking kiwi juice in Oman's Royal Opera House and meeting Harrison Birtwistle in Aldeburgh are among Claire's most memorable moments.
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