Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Artist Interviews

Jun Märkl
Oliver Condy talks to the German-Japanese conductor about his Prom that unites Eastern and Western cultures
Haydn's The Creation is filled with good humour and a love of life, says Paul McCreesh, who conducts the oratorio at this year's Proms
Stephen Hough
Pianist Stephen Hough talks to bbcmusicmagazine.com as he prepares to play all of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concertos at this year's Proms
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

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