As well as presenting Breakfast, Petroc has introduced hundreds of chamber music and symphony concerts for Radio Three. He is a regular presenter for the BBC Proms from the Royal Albert Hall and his major documentary series for RTE Lyric FM in Ireland, 'Max and St Magnus – An Orkney Saga', won a prestigious ESB Media Award.
On television Petroc has been seen extensively on BBC2 and BBC4. He regularly presents 'Cardiff Singer of the World'.
Petroc lives in central London. As well as music his passions include Cornwall, travel, food and literature. His musical tastes are wide, from early choral music to Sondheim musicals. He is chairman of the Lennox Berkeley Society and is particularly fond of the operas of Britten and Mozart, the symphonies of Shostakovich, and the piano sonatas of Beethoven.
As well as being our esteemed president, Petroc is also an enthusiastic trustee of The British Friends of the Zimbabwe Academy of Music, which encourages music-making and education in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.