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Judith Weir
02/09/2016
The Master of the Queen's Music talks about her work, the importance of commissions and what it...
Artist Interviews
Credit James Cheadle
19/08/2016
The appointment of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra...
Artist Interviews
17/08/2016
The Reverend Richard Coles is taking part in the BBC Virtual Orchestra this August as part of the...

Artist Interviews

ABRSM teacher Russell Hepplewhite
ABRSM examiner Russell Hepplewhite gives some advice for budding musicians.
Violinist Emily Sun
Australian violinist Emily Sun won the Royal Over-Seas League Competition earlier this year. She tells Elinor Cooper about how her career has been shaped by her global experience
BBC Radio 3's Sarah Walker
BBC Radio 3's Sarah Walker tells us about her Get Playing challenge
Composer Graham Ross tells us about his new work inspired by the landscape architect
Violinist Jennifer Pike
Violinist Jennifer Pike tells us how she will be playing her part
We speak to the 17-year-old cellist who won the 2016 competition
2014 competition winner Martin James Bartlett gives this year's finalists some advice. 
British composer Joseph Phibbs tells us about his new commission for the BBC Symphony Orchestra
We meet five leading performers as they record our May issue cover CD
Clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe on overcoming her fear of the studio
Pianist David Louie on completing an unfinished composition
Khatia Buniatishvili
We revisit our first ever interview with our March issue cover star 
Yevgeny Sudbin
The Russian pianist celebrates ten years on BIS records this year.
Henri Dutilleux
Today is the 100 year anniversary of Henri Dutilleux's birth. We celebrate with a look back at a memorable interview with the late great composer.
A look at the life and legacy of the pioneering composer and conductor.
Conductor Suzi Digby
Hear the second reader-rendition of the 2015 BBC Music Magazine carol
The Yehudi Menuhin School Choir (Credit: Simon Larter-Evans)
Hear the first reader-rendition of the 2015 BBC Music Magazine carol
Stephen Layton
The conductor looks forward to the 30th St John's Smith Square Christmas Festival
Thomas Hewitt Jones (Credit: Will Dolphin)
We talk to Thomas Hewitt Jones, composer of the 2014 BBC Music Magazine carol 'Lullay, my liking'

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Helen Wallace applauds Nicolas Altstaedt's...
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Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen explains why...
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Gillian Moore explores how we can enhance classical...
Elinor Cooper chooses the best works for the...
The Clarion Choir (credit: Isabelle Provost)
Why a major work written in 1920s Russia has only...
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Violinist Henning Kraggerud laments the loss of the...
The American composer on why she decided to set up a...
Who were the 100 violinists that took part in our poll...
Who are the finest violinists ever to have been...
The National Youth Choir of Great Britain is one of the choirs taking part in th
Choirs from around the globe will meet in London for...
Roald Dahl (Getty Images)
100 years on from his birth, we celebrate the...
Tristan und Isolde is the most important work of one...
Sir Henry Wood
Watched by millions on TV, it’s the most famous...
Rolston String Quartet
Canadian ensemble wins Banff International String...
Malcolm Sargent conducts the Last Night
As the Proms season approaches, we take a look at how...
Mozart as a young boy, 1762
We look at six young musicians who are amazing...
The BBC Singers will perform the six shortlisted carols
The search begins for budding Christmas composers
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