Julian Haylock is a former Editor of CD Review and International Piano magazines, Reviews Editor of CD Classics, the author of biographies on Mahler and Rachmaninov, and co-author of the Haylock and Waugh pocket guides to Classical Music on CD and Opera Music on CD. He writes extensively for a wide variety of publications including Classic FM Magazine (for which he contributes his regular Composer of the Month feature), BBC Music Magazine, The Strad and International Record Review. He has produced a number of recordings, including the complete piano concertos of Alexander Tcherepnin for Olympia, and in a previous life was much in demand as a violinist–violist, accompanist, and conductor.