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

Featured and forthcoming interviewees include:

Pianists: Ivo Pogorelich, Steven Osborne, Anna Tsybuleva, Peter Jablonski, Alice Sara Ott, Stephen Hough, Peter Donohoe, Alexandra Dariescu, 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, Christina Cavalli, Mark Swartzentruber, Elspeth Wyllie, Antoine Françoise, Robin Green, Andrew Matthews-Owen, Clare Hammond, Ian Pace, Charles Owen, Danny Driver, Dinara Klinton

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

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

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, and 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

Saxophonist: Jess Gillam (2016 finalist in BBC Young Musician competition)

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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