NOTES TO EDITORS
The Nexus Group has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the health and education sectors and has an exemplary track record as external advisor to Primary Health Properties PLC, a UK Real Estate Investment Trust and the leading investor in modern primary healthcare premises. The Group also encompasses Investor Publishing, a specialist business publishing information company with a rapidly expanding portfolio of magazines, online products and events; Nexus Investment Ventures, which helps high-potential businesses realise their funding needs; and CODE, which offers advisory services to the London restaurant industry and publishes the CODE Bulletin and CODE app. Nexus MD Harry Hyman co-founded the International Opera Awards in 2012 with Opera magazine editor John Allison. http://nexusgroup.co.uk
BBC Radio 3
Since it launched in 1946, the Third Programme/BBC Radio 3 has been a bold + in the cultural world. It is one of the world’s foremost presenters, creators, commissioners and curators across classical, folk, world, jazz and contemporary music as well as drama, philosophy and ideas. The station is also the most significant commissioner of new and contemporary music in the UK, with 35 new works commissioned annually and broadcasts over 600 concerts a year, including live broadcasts from the greatest classical music festival in the world (BBC Proms). Radio 3’s In Concert programme alone reaches the equivalent of 250 packed concert halls a week, and the BBC Orchestras and Choirs give around 400 concerts a year in over 60 UK locations. The station has always nurtured extraordinary artistic talents, provided a platform for important scientific and political debates/announcements, and broadcast ground-breaking experimental drama – always while delivering its core aim of connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture.
Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘the bible of the industry’, Opera magazine has been the world’s leading commentator on the lyric stage since 1950. Providing coverage of operatic events through a mixture of features, reviews (live performances, recordings, books) and analysis, plus monthly listings of events worldwide and its famous ‘We hear that’ section, the magazine has an unrivalled network of international correspondents, covering performances from around the globe. http://www.opera.co.uk