Sara Mohr-Pietsch

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Sara Mohr-Pietsch (born 1980) is a British music broadcaster who works principally for BBC Radio 3.

Mohr-Pietsch read music at Newnham College, Cambridge from 1998–2001,[1] and, after gaining a first class degree, undertook an MA at Edinburgh University, subsequently becoming a tutor, a post she retained until 2006. While based in Edinburgh, Mohr-Pietsch embarked on a career in arts administration and began to broadcast on Radio 3, winning a BBC talent contest in 2004 .

After moving back to London her involvement with the network became more extensive. She became a regular presenter of the network’s Breakfast programme in 2007.[2] Her fortnightly stretches alternated with those of Petroc Trelawny; previously Rob Cowan was the other regular presenter. In addition, she presents (with others) the contemporary music programme Hear and Now.[2] Mohr-Pietsch began to present The Proms in 2008 on Radio 3,[3] and on television for the BBC. At the beginning of December 2013, Clemency Burton-Hill replaced her on Breakfast.[4]

She regularly presents Radio 3's Discovering Music series, particularly in programmes on Bach, whom she greatly admires and has studied extensively; early music is another interest. She is also a singer and pianist and plays the viola da gamba – "incredibly badly" in her own words.

In support of Red Nose Day 2013, Mohr-Pietsch set herself the challenge of learning eight notes on the cello in seven days, as part of a comic rendition of Pachelbel's Canon.[5]


  1. ^ “Student Life: Former Student Profiles: Music”, Newnham College, Cambridge University
  2. ^ a b "Radio 3 Presenter: Sara Mohr-Pietsch”, BBC website
  3. ^ Paul Donovan “The life and jail times of a radio presenter”, The Sunday Times, 13 April 2008
  4. ^ Mark Sweney "Radio 3 breakfast show to be presented by Clemency Burton-Hill",, 31 October 2013
  5. ^ Sara More-Pietch (2013). "Top of the Baroque: Sara Mohr-Pietsch". Comic Relief 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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