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

Michael Rosen
We’re going on a bear hunt… to the Royal Albert Hall
Richard Harwood
We talk to the cellist about recording a disc of works by composers whose music is usually found on the silver screen…
Orion Weiss
We talk to the pianist about performing Gershwin's works for piano and orchestra with the Buffalo Philharmonic… and teaching his five-month old daughter to play the piano with her feet
Guy Barker
Henry James's writing inspires a new work for Bejamin Britten's centenary
Francesco Piemontesi
The Swiss-Italian pianist, who performs Schubert on this month's cover CD, talks about recording Schumann and Dvořák's Piano Concertos for his new disc on Naïve
Sir Colin Davis
James Naughtie interviewed the distinguished maestro in June 2011. We reprint the article here
Martin Engstroem
On 20 years of the Verbier Festival
Janina Fialkowska
Winner of this year's BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award, the Canadian pianist was hailed by Arthur Rubinstein as a 'born Chopin interpreter'. In this 2010 interview she talks about her acclaimed Chopin recordings and her return to performing after a battle with cancer.
Valentina Lisitsa
The Ukrainian pianist on her complete Rachmaninov Concertos
Laurence Cummings
Laurence Cummings picks out the highlights of this year’s London Handel Festival

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