Artist Interviews

Read exclusive interviews with some of classical music's most exciting artists
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Cordelia Williams
24/03/2015
The British pianist celebrates Olivier Messiaen through a year-long series of concerts, visual art...
Judith Bingham and Judith Weir
20/03/2015
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Francisco Lopez
10/03/2015
The leading sound artist on his new BBC Radio 3 commission

Artist Interviews

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
JoAnn Falletta
The American conductor on tackling the music of Moeran
Charles Hazelwood
On music of nostalgia
Nicky Spence
On Shakespeare and music
Alexander Goehr
On the pros and cons of writing in the shadow of Bach
James Whitbourn
On telling the story of Anne Frank in music
Billy Budd
The South African baritone talks about taking on one of Britten’s best-loved roles

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