When did you first take an interest in classical music?

From the age of seven. I fell in love with my piano teacher, Margaret Horton-Fawkes, and from then on wanted to become a concert pianist. In my senior years at school I was taught by a wonderful man called Duncan Cedric Hammond-Chambers-Borgnis, but after ploughing my way through Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 in B Flat, I realised I’d never make the concert stage and after school went off to play the piano in a nightclub in Vienna.

How did you become involved in broadcasting?
By accident. I was working as a journalist in London’s Fleet Street, when I got an offer to join the BBC. I spent five years in television with them before coming to Australia and joining ABC Radio. A further five years spent with Caroline Jones doing City Extra on 2BL, before leaving to work in theatre and films, and then finally back to the medium I love, radio, with 2MBS (now Fine Music 102.5).

Michael Morton-Evans Michael Morton-Evans and composer Ann Carr-Boyd. Photo © Fine Music 102.5

Do you remember your first interview for In Conversation?

To be perfectly honest, no. I...

This article is available to Limelight subscribers.

Log in to continue reading.

Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month.

Subscribe now