Claire Jackson writes about classical music, opera and the arts. She is passionate about contemporary music, creative education policy and gender equality within the arts industry.
Jackson has edited International Piano, Music Teacher and Muso. 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, including Stephen Hough, Angela Hewitt and Pierre Boulez. Jackson has attended piano competitions and festivals around the world, from Montreal to Monaco, and is particularly interested in reporting on emerging talent.
Prior to her work on International Piano, Jackson edited Muso (2008-11), an alternative classical music magazine written for and about up-and-coming artists. She was acting editor of Music Teacher (March and April 2015 editions) and represented the title at the 2015 instalment of the Music Education Expo and Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.
Jackson’s work has been published in BBC Music magazine, the Guardian, TES and many independent titles. She has undertaken editing projects for the Menuhin Violin Competition and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, as well as copy writing for exam boards and musical instrument manufacturers, and ghost writing for corporate clients.
Her most memorable musical moments include listening to Bach's Art of Fugue in an aquarium, having breakfast with James Galway and attending Grimes on the beach at Aldeburgh Festival.
For examples of published work, please click on 'cuttings' under the portfolio tab.