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

Barbican
The unjustly neglected songs of Martin Shaw 
European Union Youth Orchestra
On conducting the European Union Youth Orchestra 
soprano
The soprano stepping into Maria Callas's shoes
Craig Phillips
The American bass shares his love of British repertoire ahead of New York Polyphony’s UK debut at Cadogan Hall
The Passing of the Year
The composer tells us about the inspirations behind some of his most haunting music
ETO
The general director of English Touring Opera on his ten years with the company and refusing to play it safe
violinist
The Finnish violinist on premiering a new concerto by Owen Pallett at London's Barbican Centre
New Zealand festival
The bass-baritone tells us how he’s joining his fellow countrymen for a celebration of all things New Zealand at Kings Place
Schubert
The Israeli pianist talks about the dark side of Schubert
Der Rosenkavalier
We talk to the soprano about singing in operas by Strauss… and by the 11-year-old Mozart

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Daniil Trifonov
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