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01/01/2018
Violinist will perform in five countries to celebrate Bernstein’s centenary in 2018
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We select five fine pieces inspired by the patron saint of musicians
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Jake Heggie's 'Dead Man Walking' (Credit: Cory Weaver)
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Artist Interviews

Composer Kate Whitley
The British composer on setting Malala Yousafzai's landmark UN speech
The British trumpeter on performing at the Royal Albert Hall's Love Classical festival
Ahead of a career retrospective at the Royal Albert Hall, documentarian Christopher Nupen talks to Rick Burin about crowdfunding, Chopin in Majorca, and his close friend Jacqueline du Pre.
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The Berlin Philharmonic's conductor tells Rebecca Franks why Beethoven's symphonies remain a true test
Soprano Fatma Said on her first musical experiences and her NGA experience so far...
Julian Lloyd Webber
Julian Lloyd Webber tells us about the treasures he found in the BBC archives for his TV programme Classical Cellists at the BBC
Marianela Núñez of the Royal Ballet on tackling one of ballet’s best-loved roles
The Rolston String Quartet in Banff, Canada
We meet the winners of this year's Banff International String Quartet Competition 
Judith Weir
The Master of the Queen's Music talks about her work, the importance of commissions and what it's like to write for BBC ensembles
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The appointment of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has generated huge excitement. As she makes her London debut with the orchestra, we share an excerpt of an exclusive interview by Helen Wallace
The Reverend Richard Coles is taking part in the BBC Virtual Orchestra this August as part of the BBC’s Get Playing initiative. We caught up with him to see how his organ practice is going…
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

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