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Concert host

Russell Torrance

Russell Torrance

Russell Torrance is supported by Table 3 - Sandra Yates AO and Michael Skinner, Dr Kay Jaumees, Roger and Ann Smith, Dr Anne Tanner, Max Oliver

Russell is the presenter of Classic Breakfast on ABC Classic. He has also been seen on ABC television wearing a kilt - and got away with it! Russell has worked in radio for over 20 years in various roles - but his first love has always been music.

In fact it has been part of Russell’s life since he was a little boy in Scotland - there was always the sound of singing and the piano in his house growing up, and in time he took up the piano then the tuba.

A music degree led to Russell working on the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and then to his first radio job - writing web copy for Classic FM in London.

Since moving to Australia in 2007, Russell has worked as a radio producer and a teacher. It’s all been fun - but nothing compares to the sheer joy of bringing his love of classical music to an audience across Australia each day on ABC Classic.

Russell Torrance
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