Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Composer David Majzlin
26/04/2019
We talk to David Majzlin, the composer of the soundtrack of Bel Canto, the new Paul Weitz film...
19/11/2018
Freya Parr talks to the founder and artistic director of Belgian vocal group Vox Luminis
Composer Harry Gregson-Williams
21/10/2018
We talk to the composer of the soundtrack to Shrek about his latest projects, including Disney'...

Artist Interviews

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
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

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