Meet the Artist

“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.

It was a true delight to answer such imaginative, thoughtfully crafted questions. This interview allowed me to take stock of the musical life I’ve built and appreciate all its twists, turns, quirks, disappointments, and joys

– Elena Urioste, violinist

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

Meet the Artist questionnaire – musician/performer

Meet the Artist questionnaire – composer

Meet the Artist questionnaire – conductor

Featured interviewees include:

Pianists: Rick Wakeman, Stephen Hough, Emmanuel Despax, Benjamin Grosvenor, Joanna Macgregor, Boris Giltburg, Julius Drake, Gwilym Simcock, Llyr Williams, Dmitry Masleev, Emmanuel Desplax, Boris Berman, Cedric Tiberghien, Worbey & Farrell, Jeremy Denk, Melvyn Tan, Jason Rebello, Ilya Itin, Julian Jacobson, Christopher Glyn, Lucy Parham, Leon McCawley, Florian Mitrea, Ivo Pogorelich, Kirill Gerstein, Jonathan Biss, Steven Osborne, Charles Owen, Danny Driver, Peter Donohoe, Alexandra Dariescu,  Anna Tsybuleva, Peter Jablonski, Alice Sara Ott, Andreas Haefliger, Kathryn Stott, Martin Roscoe, Sunwook Kim, Susan Tomes, Nelson Goerne, Nick van Bloss, Ivan Ilic, Lara Melda, Janina Fialkowska, Angela Brownridge, Ashley Wass, Florian Uhlig, François-Frédéric Guy, Daniel Tong, Simon Callaghan, Pascal Rogé, , Daniel Grimwood, Tom Poster, Clare Hammond – and many more…..

Cellists: Matthew Sharp, Guy Johnston, Gabriella Swallow, Corinne Morris, Jo Quail and Joy Lisney

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

Composers: Helen Grime, Charlotte Bray, Stephen Montague, Rebecca Rowe, Jennifer Higdon, James MacMillan, Richard Causton, Cheryl Frances Hoad, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Martin Butler, Patrick Nunn, Alexandra Harwood, Oliver Rudland, Robert Saxton, Peter Seabourne, Graham Lynch, Matthew Kaner, Kenneth Hesketh, Peter Byrom-Smith, Bernard Hughes, Douglas Finch

Violinists: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Rachel Podger, Fenella Humphreys, Elena Urioste, Matthew Trusler, Hannah Woolmer, Lana Trotovsek

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

Harpsichordist: Mahan Esfahani

Fortepianist: John Irving

Saxophonist: Jonathan Radford, Jess Gillam (BBC Young Musician 2016 finalist)

Timpanist: Tom Greenleaves

Guitarists: Heike Matthiesen, David Braid, Stephen Goss

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

The interviews (click on link for a list of all the interviews to date or use th

e Search box to search by name)

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