In this issue we reveal the winners of the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2022, including interviews with violinist Patricia Kopatchinska, pianist Igor Levit, conductor John Wilson and tenor Nicky Spence. Elsewhere Andrew Green uncovers the story behind the British National Anthem, David Threasher explores works that were left incomplete by their composers and Tom Stewart speaks to members of Mancunian contemporary music group Psappha as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
This month’s BBC Music Magazine Interview is with the Pavel Haas Quartet, which marks its 20th anniversary this year. We pick out the best recordings of Brahms's Third Symphony, and Erich Korngold is our Composer of the Month.
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Charlotte Smith is the editor of BBC Music Magazine. Born in Australia, she hails from a family of musicians with whom she played chamber music from a young age. She earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from London's Royal College of Music, followed by a master’s in English from Cambridge University. She was editor of The Strad from 2017 until the beginning of 2022, and has also worked for Gramophone Magazine and as a freelance arts writer. In her spare time, she continues to perform as an active chamber musician.