David McCleery studied music at Manchester University before embarking on a career in arts administration. After various jobs with orchestras, artists’ agencies and festivals, he joined Chester Music and Novello music publishers where he developed a keen interest in working with composers, including John Tavener, Richard Rodney Bennett and Thea Musgrave. That interest continues today, although he has moved to the field of media music and works for a management company for film and television composers. When time permits, he undertakes freelance writing projects. For Naxos, he has written A Portrait of John Tavener, as well as the Romantic and Twentieth-Century editions of the ‘Discover’ series.