Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Benjamin Grosvenor
18/12/2014
The British pianist on the challenges of playing varied programmes and how to approach piano...
Alexandre Desplat
09/12/2014
The French film composer on working with Angelina Jolie on her latest feature Unbroken
Marcus Rudolf Axt
28/11/2014
The chief executive of Bamberg Symphony on why the orchestra has been commissioning new encores...

Artist Interviews

Rex Lawson
We talk to the pianolist about the history of this almost-abandoned instrument and Gabriel Jackson's new work, Airplane Cantata, for choir and pianola
Lang Lang
The superstar pianist talks about why Beethoven is his musical god and the daunting task of performing all five of his Piano Concertos over three nights at the Royal Albert Hall
Mary Bevan
The soprano talks to Rebecca Franks about appearing in Fiona Shaw's new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at ENO
Eric Whitacre
The American choral composer talks about his new residency at Sidney Sussex College and conducting in Cardiff
Javier Perianes
The Spanish pianist talks about recording Manuel de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain and the power of imagination
Vadim Gluzman
The violinist talks about Korngold's Violin Concerto and why his London concert this October is a return to childhood
Gabor Takacs-Nagy
Hungarian violinist-turned-conductor and founder of the Takács Quartet this month takes the helm as music director at the Manchester Camerata
Joby Talbot
The composer of the ballet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland talks about White Rabbits, the Queen of Hearts and why his work is nothing like a Beatrix Potter tale
Daniel Hope
The violinist and artistic director of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (Festival MV) talks about this year’s programme and its memorial concert for the victims of 9/11
Claire Martin
The jazz singer on appearing in her first Prom and why there should be a Big Band in every jazz club in the country

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