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

Yuja Wang
As the 22-year-old pianist makes her London debut, she tells us why she loves Ligeti, Horowitz and Bernstein 
Gary Burton
The jazz vibraphone player inspired Pat Metheny to take up jazz guitar and to later join his Quartet in the 1970s. Burton tells us what it’s like to play again with this line-up after 30 years…
Haochen Zhang
One of the two gold medallists in this year's Van Cliburn competition, at 19 Zhang was also the youngest contestant. He tells us what it's like to win one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions
René Jacobs
The Belgian conductor explains why the ancient Greek tale of Idomeneo, as interpreted by Mozart, is now more relevant than ever
Jack Liebeck
The 28-year-old violinist tells us why he’s championing Dvořák's Violin Concerto on his first recording for Sony Classical
Idil Biret
After recording all Beethoven's piano works over the past two decades, the Turkish pianist discusses the challenges posed by his music
Semyon Bychkov
Fresh from performing and recording Lohengrin, the Russian conductor explains how Wagner's music transcends what might otherwise appear to be overblown myth
Jay Greenberg
At 17 the American composer already has six symphonies to his name. But what's life like as a child prodigy? We talk to Greenberg about the highs and lows of achieving success at a young age
Robert Tear
Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony contains some of his greatest music, says the tenor Robert Tear, soloist on this month’s cover CD with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales - plus listen to a clip from the disc
Janine Jansen
After her win at this year's RPS awards, the Dutch violinist tells us why live performance matters. Hear an extract from her new disc here – and see her in action.

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