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
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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

Composer Magnus Lindberg
As the Finnish composer’s first major choral work makes its CD debut, he talks about how Pompeii inspired his composition
American composer Gunther Schuller
The American composer and creator of the 'third stream', where atonal music met experimental jazz, talks to Helen Wallace 
Free jazz trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith
The free jazz trumpeter discusses his new album, Spiritual Dimensions, featuring two discs from different ensembles
Pianist Peter Jablonski
The Swedish pianist, and soloist on our March cover CD, tells us why Gershwin's Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra is as good as Rhapsody in Blue
Sue Perkins presents BBC Two's Band for Britain
Comedian Sue Perkins, who in 2008 won the BBC’s Maestro! conducting competition, has spent the winter months trying to resurrect the fortunes of a brass band
Martino Tirimo
Performing all of Chopin's works is no small undertaking, says the distinguished Cypriot pianist Martino Tirimo, as he embarks on a celebratory series at Kings Place, London
We talk to the legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and find out how music saved him from getting into trouble at school
Susan Tomes
Why are pianists in duos all too often described as accompanists when they play the lion's share of the notes? Pianist Susan Tomes redresses the balance
The Sacrifice
The Scottish composer discusses his opera The Sacrifice, set 70 years in the future when oil has become scarce and society is divided into feudal factions
Daniel Hope
The British violinist explains why the colourful lives of the Baroque violin virtuosos have fascinated him for the past decade

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