Dr Caroline Potter

Visiting Reader in French Music

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Caroline Potter is an award-winning writer and academic who specialises in French music, based in London. Currently Visiting Reader in French Music at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, she has held full-time academic positions in the Music departments of Roehampton and Kingston Universities. She gives guest lectures and pre-concert talks worldwide, including keynote lectures at Princeton University, Madrid Complutense University and for the Music since 1900 international conference. Caroline has published books on Erik Satie, the Boulanger sisters, and Henri Dutilleux: her most recent book, Erik Satie, a Parisian composer and his world (Boydell Press, 2016), was named Sunday Times Classical Music Book of the Year. She is a frequent broadcaster for organisations including the BBC and was Series Advisor to the Philharmonia Orchestra's ‘City of Light: Paris 1900-1950' season. She also reviews contemporary music for the US website I Care If You Listen and the journal Tempo. Currently she is writing a book on the literary and intellectual context of Pierre Boulez’s early work.

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