Tea with Netty #12: Director of BBC Proms David Pickard

This month Netty shares a brew with the Director of the BBC Proms, David Pickard. The pair trace his career from his Hollywood aspirations as a child, through his time at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Along the way, David spills the T on his secret to playing piano duets and jokes about which piece of music can ‘fix’ a programme.


Tea with Netty is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis (Netty). Over a cuppa (or something a little stronger…), Netty chats with a variety of conductors, players and other guests as she ‘spills the tea’ on the side of classical music you don’t normally hear.

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