Carol Main

Carol Main is Director of Live Music Now Scotland and LMN International, a scheme which supports exceptionally talented emerging artists in bringing the transformative power of music to a wide range of audiences.

She also works as a freelance journalist, including as classical music editor of The List magazine and music reviewer for The Scotsman. She is a Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Chair of The Night With..., and a board member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras, drawing on experience as founding Director of the National Association of Youth Orchestras.

Carol has also served on the boards of the Association of British Orchestras, Voluntary Arts Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is a past Chair of Chamber Music Scotland and Hebrides Ensemble. Carol grew up in Kirkcaldy and studied Music and English at the University of Edinburgh. She was awarded an MBE for services to music in 2015.