Artist Interviews

René Jacobs

The Belgian conductor explains why the ancient Greek tale of Idomeneo, as interpreted by Mozart, is now more relevant than ever

Jack Liebeck

The 28-year-old violinist tells us why he’s championing Dvořák's Violin Concerto on his first recording for Sony Classical

Idil Biret

After recording all Beethoven's piano works over the past two decades, the Turkish pianist discusses the challenges posed by his music

Semyon Bychkov

Fresh from performing and recording Lohengrin, the Russian conductor explains how Wagner's music transcends what might otherwise appear to be overblown myth

Jay Greenberg

At 17 the American composer already has six symphonies to his name. But what's life like as a child prodigy? We talk to Greenberg about the highs and lows of achieving success at a young age

Robert Tear

Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony contains some of his greatest music, says the tenor Robert Tear, soloist on this month’s cover CD with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales - plus listen to a clip from the disc

Janine Jansen

After her win at this year's RPS awards, the Dutch violinist tells us why live performance matters. Hear an extract from her new disc here – and see her in action.

Nikolaj Znaider

Schoenberg, Korngold and Brahms: the Danish violinist tells us why he's tackling concertos by all three this May

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

The French pianist on his triumphant win at this year's BBC Music Magazine Awards

Graham Ross

As his debut disc gets glowing reviews, the composer-conductor tells us why he took on MacMillan's Seven Last Words


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