Gillian Moore was born in Glasgow, and has worked to bring music and the arts to the London community for over 35 years. Gillian was Education Officer at the London Sinfonietta for ten years before becoming Head of Education at the Southbank Centre, where she developed an approach that integrated educational and artistic activity. Gillian was awarded an MBE for her services to British music in 1994, and returned as Artistic Director of the London Sinfonietta in 1998. Gillian is now Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, having been Head of Contemporary Culture and Head of Classical Music at the organisation. She also writes and broadcasts regularly about music.