Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Composer David Majzlin
13/09/2018
We talk to the composer of the soundtrack of Bel Canto, the new Paul Weitz film about a famous...
Andris Nelsons
01/09/2018
We caught up with the Latvian conductor last week at Tanglewood in Massachusetts to discuss the...
Composer Philip Venables
17/08/2018
We talk to composer Philip Venables about his new concerto Venables plays Bartók, which is...

Artist Interviews

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
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

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