Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Bob Chilcott
27/02/2015
As he nears his 60th birthday, the British composer and conductor looks back at his career and...
Nick van Bloss
19/02/2015
The British pianist tells us about recording Beethoven’s monumental Diabelli Variations...
Kirill Gerstein
03/02/2015
The Russian pianist on making the first recording of a new edition of Tchaikovsky’s Piano...

Artist Interviews

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
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     

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