Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Amelia Freedman, Nash Ensemble (Charles Green)
14/10/2014
We talk to the Nash Ensemble's founder about 50 years of music making with the group
Composer Sally Beamish
10/10/2014
The British composer and former poet laureate discuss the world premiere of Equal Voices
Steve Reich
08/10/2014
The legendary composer on his works inspired by Radiohead and writing a new percussion piece for...

Artist Interviews

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
Alexander Melnikov performs Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues
The Russian pianist describes recording Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 
American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani
The American harpsichordist on his reverence for Bach and recording Poulenc's Concert champêtre
Jazz composer Django Bates
The jazz composer, famous for his part in 1980s free jazz ensemble Loose Tubes, pays tribute to Charlie Parker in his new piano trio album Belovèd Bird
Danielle de Niese
The American soprano on mixing opera and reality TV for BBC Four's Diva Diaries
Augustin Hadelich's album Flying Solo
On the eve of his UK debut, the German violinist talks about the challenges of finding the right violin to play
Freddy Kempf performs Prokofiev
The British pianist recalls the challenges of recording Prokofiev's Second and Third Concertos 

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