8pm-10pm weekdays. John Suchet features the best recordings of orchestras, choirs and soloists from across the UK and around the world every weekday evening in The Classic FM Concert.
A self-confessed Beethoven addict, John’s career has taken him from international war zones to the relative comfort of the Classic FM studio.
Although he definitely now regards himself as a radio man, John Suchet is one of the country’s best-known TV journalists.
He began his career as a correspondent for the news agency Reuters. Then, as a reporter for ITN, he covered major world events, including the Polish Solidarity movement, the Iran revolution, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Rhodesian war of independence, the Lebanese civil war, and the Philippines revolution in 1986 for which he was named TV Journalist of the Year.
John went on to present News at Ten and all other ITN bulletins for a period of almost 20 years. In 2008 the Royal Television Society awarded John its highest accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2001 the Royal Academy of Music awarded John an honorary fellowship for his work on Beethoven, and from 2004-08 he served on the Academy’s governing body. He is currently their orator, and reads citations for world class musicians who are honoured at summer graduation.