John Suchet presents the Classic FM Concert each weekday evening on the UK’s most popular classical music station, Classic FM. He is a recognised authority on the life and music of Beethoven, having published seven books on the great composer. He has also published biographies of Mozart, Verdi, the Strauss dynasty, and Tchaikovsky. Before devoting his time to classical music, John was a reporter and news anchor for Independent Television News. As an ITN reporter he covered the Iran Revolution, the Lebanese Civil War, and the Philippines Revolution. He also reported on the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, entering the country five times, three of those with the Mujaheddin from the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Dundee.