2019 Booker Prize Judge
Joanna MacGregor is a concert pianist, conductor and composer.
Known for her innovative collaborations with jazz, folk, pop, film, electronica and visual artists, as well as with writers and poets, she is Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Professor of the University of London. As a solo artist she has performed in over 80 countries, made more than 40 recordings, and appeared with many eminent conductors and orchestras - Pierre Boulez, Simon Rattle, London Symphony and Berlin Symphony among them.
She has performed over 20 times at the BBC Proms and performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Albert Hall, broadcast live. Joanna is Chair of the annual Paul Hamlyn Composers Awards, and Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School & Festival. She founded her own record label in 1998 and was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours in 2012.