Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Colin Currie
20/08/2014
The Scottish percussionist introduces his upcoming festival Metal, Wood, Skin
Jeffrey Siegel
14/08/2014
The American pianist talks about his Keyboard Conversations series
Jörg Widmann
07/08/2014
‘Hans Werner Henze asked that our school present an opera. So I wrote one.’

Artist Interviews

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 
Andrew Nethsingha
As the choir of St John’s College, Cambridge releases a disc of choral works by Howells, choirmaster Andrew Nethsingha talks to bbcmusicmagazine.com
Composer Magnus Lindberg
As the Finnish composer’s first major choral work makes its CD debut, he talks about how Pompeii inspired his composition
American composer Gunther Schuller
The American composer and creator of the 'third stream', where atonal music met experimental jazz, talks to Helen Wallace 
Free jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith
The free jazz trumpeter discusses his new album, Spiritual Dimensions, featuring two discs from different ensembles
Pianist Peter Jablonski
The Swedish pianist, and soloist on our March cover CD, tells us why Gershwin's Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra is as good as Rhapsody in Blue
Sue Perkins presents BBC Two's Band for Britain
Comedian Sue Perkins, who in 2008 won the BBC’s Maestro! conducting competition, has spent the winter months trying to resurrect the fortunes of a brass band

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