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

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
Peter Maxwell Davies
The British composer has been celebrating his 75th birthday with a production of his ambitious opera, Taverner. It's a work that had a far from auspicious start, as he explains
Vassily Primakov
Dvorák's only Piano Concerto may be fiendish to play, but it's worth the effort, says pianist Vassily Primakov
Yevgeny Sudbin
Medtner is more than a second-rate Rachmaninov, says the Russian pianist as he releases his CD of Rachmaninov’s Fourth Concerto, and Medtner’s Second Concerto
Jan Garbarek
The legendary European saxophonist has been at the forefront of the ECM label’s output since 1970. Neil McKim asks him about his latest live album     
James Ehnes
The virtuoso Canadian violinist, featured on our December cover CD, talks of his life-long relationship with Prokofiev’s music
Empirical
The alto saxophonist tells us how the Brit-jazz quartet Empirical have been inspired by the 1960s jazz legend Eric Dolphy

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