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Bob Chilcott
27/02/2015
As he nears his 60th birthday, the British composer and conductor looks back at his career and...
Artist Interviews
Nick van Bloss
19/02/2015
The British pianist tells us about recording Beethoven’s monumental Diabelli Variations...
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Kirill Gerstein
03/02/2015
The Russian pianist on making the first recording of a new edition of Tchaikovsky’s Piano...

Artist Interviews

Benjamin Grosvenor
The British pianist on the challenges of playing varied programmes and how to approach piano transcriptions
Alexandre Desplat
The French film composer on working with Angelina Jolie on her latest feature Unbroken
Marcus Rudolf Axt
The chief executive of Bamberg Symphony on why the orchestra has been commissioning new encores from living composers
Ruth Wall
The Scottish harpist introduces her festive CD release and tour, The Three Harps of Christmas
Jeannette Sorrell
The artistic director of Baroque ensemble Apollo's Fire prepares for the festive season
John Luther Adams
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer on his piece Become Ocean
Richard Causton
The composer and lecturer on Cambridge University's upcoming Birtwistle festival
Michael Spyres (Russell Duncan)
The American tenor on Donizetti's Les martyrs
Giovanni Sollima
The Italian cellist on his upcoming tour with pianist Kathryn Stott
Amelia Freedman, Nash Ensemble (Charles Green)
We talk to the Nash Ensemble's founder about 50 years of music making with the group
Composer Sally Beamish
The British composer and former poet laureate discuss the world premiere of Equal Voices
Steve Reich
The legendary composer on his works inspired by Radiohead and writing a new percussion piece for Colin Currie
Violinist Jennifer Pike
The British violinist talks about her upcoming appearance on Radio 3’s Ten Pieces Special
Alison Balsom Paris
The British trumpeter introduces her new album and upcoming tour
Alessio Bax
The Italian pianist on recording some of Beethoven's best known works
Colin Currie
The Scottish percussionist introduces his upcoming festival Metal, Wood, Skin
Jeffrey Siegel
The American pianist talks about his Keyboard Conversations series
Jörg Widmann
‘Hans Werner Henze asked that our school present an opera. So I wrote one.’
Conductor Gustavo Gimeno
The Spanish conductor talks about his experience as the late Claudio Abbado's assistant

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