Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Alison Balsom Paris
11/09/2014
The British trumpeter introduces her new album and upcoming tour
Alessio Bax
02/09/2014
The Italian pianist on recording some of Beethoven's best known works
Colin Currie
20/08/2014
The Scottish percussionist introduces his upcoming festival Metal, Wood, Skin

Artist Interviews

Clarinettist Martin Fröst
The Swedish clarinettist has delved into his encores library for his new disc ‘Fröst and Friends’. He tells us about it
Pianist Kit Downes
Pianist Kit Downes, who has been selected in the jazz category for this year’s Mercury Prize, discusses his nominated album Golden
After the huge success of the MGM Musicals Prom in 2009, the British conductor tells us about celebrating Rodgers and Hammerstein 
Piano tuner Stefan Knüpfer
Unsung hero and star of the film Pianomania, piano tuner Stefan Knüpfer tells us about his search for the perfect keyboard sound
Tapestry Unravelled from Christine Tobin
The jazz vocalist has teamed up with pianist Liam Noble to produce an album based on Carole King’s iconic 1971 record Tapestry
BBC Music Magazine August cover CD
Performing Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos is a great responsibility, says Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski 
Saxophonist Iain Ballamy
UK saxophonist Iain Ballamy is a key ingredient in the improvised jazz ensemble Food, which has just released its sixth album as a debut on ECM
Composer Peter Boyer
Peter Boyer is a lifelong follower of the Boston Pops Orchestra. He tells us about his commission to celebrate its 125th anniversary with a work about the lives of the Kennedy brothers
Cellist Natalie Clein
The cellist has turned to Zoltan Kodály for her latest CD. She tells us about the challenges of the Hungarian’s music for solo cello
Gareth Malone
The choirmaster and presenter is on a mission to recruit teenagers for a Glyndebourne opera chorus in his new BBC Two series

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