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

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
Martino Tirimo
Performing all of Chopin's works is no small undertaking, says the distinguished Cypriot pianist Martino Tirimo, as he embarks on a celebratory series at Kings Place, London
We talk to the legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and find out how music saved him from getting into trouble at school
Susan Tomes
Why are pianists in duos all too often described as accompanists when they play the lion's share of the notes? Pianist Susan Tomes redresses the balance
The Sacrifice
The Scottish composer discusses his opera The Sacrifice, set 70 years in the future when oil has become scarce and society is divided into feudal factions
Daniel Hope
The British violinist explains why the colourful lives of the Baroque violin virtuosos have fascinated him for the past decade
Matthew Halsall
Trumpeter Matthew Halsall has created a stir with his latest disc Colour Yes. With his own record label and club residency, we find out why he is making a mark in the jazz world
John Rutter
With more than two dozen carols to his name, the British conductor-composer still has a soft spot for Christmas and its musical traditions
Marshall Allen
Saxophonist Marshall Allen, now 85, has played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra since the late 1950s. Now at the helm, he tells Neil McKim about the Arkestra’s latest live album

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