Meet the Artist

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“a wonderful series” – Alisdair Hogarth, concert pianist

Meet the Artist is a series of interviews in which musicians, composers and conductors discuss inspirations, influences, repertoire, performance, recording, teaching and more. The interview takes the form of a short questionnaire, loosely based on the Proust Questionnaire.

If you would like to take part in this project, please download and complete a questionnaire

Meet the Artist performer questionnaire

Meet the Artist composer questionnaire

Meet the Artist Conductor questionnaire

Featured and forthcoming interviewees include:

Pianists: Joanna Macgregor, Florian Mitrea, Ivo Pogorelich, Kirill Gerstein, Jonathan Biss, Steven Osborne, Peter Donohoe, Alexandra Dariescu, Stephen Hough, Anna Tsybuleva, Peter Jablonski, Alice Sara Ott, Andreas Haefliger, Kathryn Stott, Martin Roscoe, Sunwook Kim, Mishka Rushdie Momen, Susan Tomes, Nelson Goerne, Nick van Bloss, Ivan Ilic, Zsolt Bognar, Lara Melda, Janina Fialkowska, Angela Brownridge, Ashley Wass, Florian Uhlig, François-Frédéric Guy, Daniel Tong, Simon Callaghan, Penelope Thwaites, Ursula Oppens, Jayson Gillham, Pascal Rogé, Bobby Chen, Lucy Parham, Leon McCawley, Daniel Grimwood, Jozef Kapustka, Inesa Sinkevych, Tom Poster, Natalie Bleicher, Lola Perrin, Sarah Beth Briggs, Warren Mailley-Smith, Cristina Cavalli, Mark Swartzentruber, Elspeth Wyllie, Antoine Françoise, Robin Green, Andrew Matthews-Owen, Clare Hammond, Ian Pace, Charles Owen, Danny Driver, Dinara Klinton – and more…..

Cellists: Gabriella Swallow, Joy Lisney, Jo Quail and Corinne Morris

Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth, Scott Inglis-Kidger, Ben Parry, Kenneth Woods, Tom Hammond

Composers: James MacMillan, Richard Causton, Lauren Redhead, Cheryl Frances Hoad, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Martin Butler, Patrick Nunn, Oliver Rudland, Robert Saxton, Peter Seabourne, Graham Lynch, Matthew Kaner, Kenneth Hesketh, Peter Byrom-Smith, Bernard Hughes, Douglas Finch

Violinists: Rachel Podger, Fenella Humphreys, Matthew Trusler, Hannah Woolmer, Lana Trotovsek

Singers: Elin Manahan Thomas, Jennifer Johnston, Phoebe Haines, Robert John Edwards, Jane Wilkinson, Paul Carey Jones, Ruby Hughes

Harpsichordist: Mahan Esfahani

Fortepianist: John Irving

Saxophonist: Jess Gillam (BBC Young Musician 2016 finalist)

Timpanist: Tom Greenleaves

Guitarists: Heike Matthiesen, David Braid, Stephen Goss, Matthew Sear

Ensembles: The Hermes Experiment, Syzygy Saxophone Quartet, JACK Quartet, Villiers Quartet

The interviews (click on link for a list of all the interviews to date or use the Search box to search by name)

Meet the Artist on Facebook

The series now has its own dedicated website

Frances Wilson blogs on pianism, classical music and culture

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