Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Giovanni Sollima
23/10/2014
The Italian cellist on his upcoming tour with pianist Kathryn Stott
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

Artist Interviews

On 10 July the Canadian singer's first opera, Prima Donna, premieres at the Manchester International Festival. He took a few minutes out of rehearsal time to tell us about it
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

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