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

Elizabeth Watts
The British soprano on Arne's Artaxerxes, unwieldy costumes, and being 'nuts about Bach' 
Violinist Stephen Glanert
The British violinist, and one of the two leaders of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, on giving the UK premiere of Detlev Glanert's Music for Violin and Orchestra
The Gould Piano Trio
Tchaikovksy's virtuosic Piano Trio is an exhausting work to play, says the Gould Trio's cellist Alice Neary, but it's worth the pain
Cellist Paul Watkins
Walton brings out both the spectacular virtuosity and poetry of the cello in his Concerto, says the British cellist and conductor
Tim Whitehead
The jazz saxophonist on creating an album inspired by a collection of JMW Turner watercolour sketches at Tate Britain
Anne Akiko Meyers
The American violinist on her Rubin Museum of Art recital in New York
Bryn Terfel
The bass-baritone talks about his Wagner experiences in Cardiff and New York – and shares his love of White Christmas…
Pianist Daniel Tong
We go backstage with the pianist and founder of the Wye Valley Music Festival
Charles Lloyd
With a new release on ECM, saxophonist Charles Lloyd, now 72, was the must-see act at this year’s London Jazz Festival. The ‘psychedelic jazz’ icon of the 1960s talks to Neil McKim
Magdalena Kozena
The Czech mezzo-soprano talks about her experience of recording Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the French conductor Pierre Boulez

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