Claudine Nightingale was born and grew up in Guernsey, Channel Islands. She graduated from the University of Southampton with a BA (Hons) English and Music and an MA in English (with musicology units).
Her Master's dissertation allowed her to research her particular area of interest - music in the plays of Shakespeare. She hopes to develop this area of research in the near future.
Currently working as an editor for an arts publisher in Central London, Claudine has three years of editorial experience and writes reviews and articles for several online and print publications, as well as MusicalCriticism.com.
She has been the London Critic for PlayShakespeare.com since January 2007, reviewing the major Shakespearean productions in London and sometimes throughout the UK. She regularly writes freelance news articles, interviews and features reviews of music exhibitions and courses for several music magazines including Early Music Today, Music Teacher and The Recorder Magazine.
With the recorder as her primary instrument, Early Music has always been a passion for Claudine. She has been a member of BBC Symphony Chorus since March 2007, performing at many prestigious events, including Last Night of the Proms.