Long time believer in connecting in a friendly and informed way with audiences to assist in the concert music (especially contemporary classical music) listening experience, Zoë has been presenting and narrating all kinds of performances in all kinds of places for many years.
A regular guest speaker on radio and TV (BBC and abroad), she also has a long standing connection with London Sinfonietta, presenting the ensemble’s live concerts and events for their new digital channel including Lockdown Live, Shorts, and Sinfonietta Live, including interviews with George Lewis and Steve Reich.
She hosts podcast series “The Music That Made Me”, including interviews with composers Anna Meredith, Tansy Davies, Hannah Kendall, Matthew Herbert, Marius Neset and Georg Friedrich Haas, and appears in Cheltenham Festival’s “best of festival” podcast series.
Host of composer panel discussions and interviews at 2019 Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival (U.S.), more recently Zoë has been presenting Wigmore Hall’s live-streamed concert series, Central St Martin’s School of Art film screenings, presenter of Adès Deconstructed analysis/lecture at Royal Festival Hall, Thomas Adés at 50 with Britten Sinfonia at Barbican Centre and Southbank Sinfonia concert/TED talks at St. John’s Smith Square.
She is also regular guest speaker for universities, conservatoires and arts organisations in UK and abroad, including Cambridge University, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Ho Chi Minh Conservatoire of Music, Harstadt Strings (Arctic Norway), Royal Philharmonic Society, National Youth Orchestra GB, national Vietnamese radio and TV, giving performance seminars, lectures, interviews and hosting panel discussions.