Nicky Gilderdale was born in York, England, and was educated at a secondary school opposite the magnificent York Minster - which might account for her love of choral and organ music!

After graduating from Lancaster University where she studied English, Theatre and, for a year, Music, Nicky moved to London where she worked in the Marketing Department at The Guardian newspaper. In 1983 she emigrated to Australia, taking six months to arrive in Melbourne, travelling through Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore on her way. She spent most of her career in Melbourne working in media, for The Age and Leader newspapers.

Nicky has always had a love of classical music, learning the piano at an early age and singing in choirs. In 2000 she applied to be a presenter/programmer at 3MBS and has been presenting Tuesday’s Intermezzo since 2001, which she currently programs fortnightly; Anne Bellew programming for her on alternate weeks. In 2016, Nicky also took on the role of Executive Producer for the interview program Reflections and she can often be found on the phone or sitting at her computer, working on the program.