Artist Interviews

Charles Hazlewood

The Big Bang, dinosaurs, insects and space: this weekend's Darwin-inspired Proms for children have it all. Conductor Charles Hazlewood gives us a sneak preview

Stanley Clarke

The Return To Forever bassist who famously developed the slap-funk jazz technique, discusses his new trio album In The Garden

David Atherton

Holst's Choral Symphony is given its Proms premiere this year. Conductor David Atherton takes a few minutes out of rehearsal to tell us why it's worth a listen
Jun Märkl

Jun Märkl

Oliver Condy talks to the German-Japanese conductor about his Prom that unites Eastern and Western cultures

Paul McCreesh

Haydn's The Creation is filled with good humour and a love of life, says Paul McCreesh, who conducts the oratorio at this year's Proms

Stephen Hough

Pianist Stephen Hough talks to as he prepares to play all of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concertos at this year's Proms

Rufus Wainwright

On 10 July the Canadian singer's first opera, Prima Donna, premieres at the Manchester International Festival. He took a few minutes out of rehearsal time to tell us about it

Yuja Wang

As the 22-year-old pianist makes her London debut, she tells us why she loves Ligeti, Horowitz and Bernstein 

Gary Burton

The jazz vibraphone player inspired Pat Metheny to take up jazz guitar and to later join his Quartet in the 1970s. Burton tells us what it’s like to play again with this line-up after 30 years…

Haochen Zhang

One of the two gold medallists in this year's Van Cliburn competition, at 19 Zhang was also the youngest contestant. He tells us what it's like to win one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions
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