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

Matthew Halsall
Trumpeter Matthew Halsall has created a stir with his latest disc Colour Yes. With his own record label and club residency, we find out why he is making a mark in the jazz world
John Rutter
With more than two dozen carols to his name, the British conductor-composer still has a soft spot for Christmas and its musical traditions
Marshall Allen
Saxophonist Marshall Allen, now 85, has played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra since the late 1950s. Now at the helm, he tells Neil McKim about the Arkestra’s latest live album
Peter Maxwell Davies
The British composer has been celebrating his 75th birthday with a production of his ambitious opera, Taverner. It's a work that had a far from auspicious start, as he explains
Vassily Primakov
Dvorák's only Piano Concerto may be fiendish to play, but it's worth the effort, says pianist Vassily Primakov
Yevgeny Sudbin
Medtner is more than a second-rate Rachmaninov, says the Russian pianist as he releases his CD of Rachmaninov’s Fourth Concerto, and Medtner’s Second Concerto
Jan Garbarek
The legendary European saxophonist has been at the forefront of the ECM label’s output since 1970. Neil McKim asks him about his latest live album     
James Ehnes
The virtuoso Canadian violinist, featured on our December cover CD, talks of his life-long relationship with Prokofiev’s music
Empirical
The alto saxophonist tells us how the Brit-jazz quartet Empirical have been inspired by the 1960s jazz legend Eric Dolphy
Ashley Wass
As he releases his recording of Vaughan Williams's Piano Concerto, the British pianist tells us why he enjoys performing little-known gems

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