Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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14/04/2015
The baritone and director tell us about bringing Mahler's music to the big screen
Composer Mark Bowden
07/04/2015
BBC National Orchestra of Wales's composer-in-residence on writing music inspired by the...
Japanese Pianist Noriko Ogawa
31/03/2015
We talk to the Japanese pianist about organising concerts for parents and carers of autistic...

Artist Interviews

Andrea Bacchetti
The Italian pianist on JS Bach, Glenn Gould and playing in England
David Aaron Carpenter
The brilliant violist tells us about his new Paganini-inspired CD
Pat Metheny
Oliver Condy talks to the great jazz guitarist about his new solo album, What’s It All About
Marcus Farnsworth
The baritone who won the 2009 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition
Charles Owen
Pianist Charles Owen talks to Helen Wallace about his latest disc of Fauré piano music
Valentina Naforniţă
The winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011 in her first full-length interview since the competition
Freddy Kempf
The British pianist on performing JS Bach's mighty Goldberg Variations, as heard on this month's BBC Music Magazine cover CD
La boheme
Director Andrew Staples talks about his radical staging of Puccini's La bohème
Roman Mints
The Russian violinist on championing the music of fellow countryman, Desyatnikov
Yan Pascal Tortelier
The French conductor on why he's championing the music of Florent Schmitt

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