People we've interviewed

Kristjan Järvi with Gidon Kramer and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Kristjan Järvi with Gidon Kramer and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Robert's interviews with the composers, singers, instrumentalists, conductors, directors and all those others who are making waves in the classical world, both the famous and those who are starting to make names for themselves.

Recent interviews include composer Thea Musgrave on celebrating her 90th birthday, soprano Marina Rebeka on her new record label, composer Paul Mealor, violinist Maxim Vengerov, composer Jonathan Dove on his new opera Marx in London, harpsichordist & conductor Christophe Rousset, tenor Leonardo Capalbo, Tim Williams of the ensemble Psappha, and mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager on Winterreise

Interviews are normally scheduled to publicise a particular event, but sometimes they happen simply because an artist is happy to be talked to about their career. And interesting things can happen, my interview with Rhian Lois included a fascinating talk about what its like to sing when pregnant. Politics and the state of society have, not surprisingly, cropped up more than once. Jan Vogler, the intendant of the Dresden Music Festival was concerned to use the arts to counter the atmosphere created by the anti-Islam demonstrations in Dresden, whilst both conductor Kristjan Järvi and composer Sven Helbig were both concerned with the nature of today's society and the relationship between music, the arts and society.

Pianists
 Simon Callaghan, Clare HammondChristopher Glynn, Margaret Fingerhut, Lucy Parham, Llyr Williams, Alexandra Dariescu, Rebecca Omordia, Paul Berkowitz, Julian Jacobson, Dylan Perez, Stewart Goodyear, Roman Rabinovitch, Thomas Nickell, Kimiko Ishizaka, Ariel Lanyi, Christina McMaster, Nicholas McCarthy,

Instrumentalists
Clarinetist Mark van de Wiel, Violinists Tamsin Waley-Cohen & James Baillieu, Maxim Vengerov, David Le Page, Jennifer Pike, David Irving, Hugo Ticciati, Thomas Gould, Vadim Gluzman, Madeleine Mitchell, Kyung Wha Chung, Liza Ferschtman, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Eric Silberger, Josef Spacek, Viola Rosalind Ventris, French Horn Ben Goldscheider, Anneke Scott, Guitarist Sean Shibe, Christoph Denoth, Recorder Jill Kemp, Double Bass Leon Bosch, Cello Raphael Wallfisch (2019), Raphael Wallfisch, Matthew Sharp, Leonard Elschenbroich, Matthew Barley,

Choirs & Ensembles
 Adam Szabo of Manchester Collective, Simon Cox & Matthew Knight of Septura, Elisa Citterio of Tafelmusik, Queen's Six, Ensemble HesperiTim Williams of Psappha, Benjamin Thiele-Long of Lumen, Matthew O'Keefe of Brixton Chamber Orchestra, Greg Beardsell of the International Youth Choir Festival, Emily Worthington & Robert Percival of Boxwood & Brass, Peter Dijkstra of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, Robert Ames of London Contemporary Orchestra, Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, Lionel Meunier of Vox Luminis, Trio Martinu, The Tippett Quartet,

Opera companies & festivals
 Anthony Wilkinson (2019) of Wimbledon International Music Festival, Queen Sonja International Music Competition, Oper im Steinbruch, Austria, Ben Woodward of Fulham Opera, Michael Wilson of Buxton Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Garsington at 30, Nicholas Chalmers of Nevill Holt Opera, Henry Little (2018) of Opera Rara, Guy Withers of Waterperry Opera Festival, Serge van Veggel of Opera2Day, Laurence Cummings of the London Handel Festival, Finnegan Downie Dear of Shadwell Opera, Sophie Gilpin of HeadFirst, Sholto Kynoch (2017) of Oxford Lieder Festival, Marcus Farnsworth of Southwell Music Festival, Stephen Barlow of Buxton Festival, the National Opera Studio, Nicky Creed of Garsington Opera, Clementine Lovell of Pop-Up Opera, Samir Savant of the London Handel Festival, Katya Apekisheva & Charles Owen of the London Piano Festival, Gilly French & Jeremy Gray of Bampton Classical Opera, Sholto Kynoch (2016), Ella Marchment & Leo GeyerJan Vogler of Dresden Music Festival, Douglas Boyd of Garsington Opera, Ian Page of Classical Opera (part 1 and part 2), Matt Peacock of Streetwise Opera, Stefan Forsberg of Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Marios Papadopoulos of Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Helen Jamieson of Music at Paxton, Marcus Rudolf Axt of Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Henry Little (2015) of Orchestras Live, Anthony Wilkinson (2014) of Wimbledon International Music Festival,  Chris Watson of Sospiri, Jan Vogler (2014), John Metcalf of the Vale of Glamorgan Music Festival, James Clutton of Opera Holland Park, Clare Norburn of BREMF,

Composers
 Paul Mealor, Alex Hills, Bernard Hughes, Stuart Hancock, Sally Beamish, Edward Thomas, Sarah Rodgers, Dani Howard, Charlotte Bray, Gavin Higgins, Shirley Thompson, Roxanna PanufnikJonathan Dove (2018), Kevin PutsPatrick Hawes (2018), Martin Bussey, Thea Musgrave, Moritz Eggert, Pawel Lukazewski, Dai Fujikura, Gediminas Gelgotas, Samuel Hertz, Owain Park, Marcus Paus, Tom Green, Jack White, Jonathan Dove (2017),  Melissa Parmenter, Soosan Lolavar, Elena Langer, Patrick Hawes (2017)Nicola Lefanu, Rachel Portman, Ailie RobertsonSven Helbig, Samuel Bordoli, Will Todd, Augusta Read Thomas, Tarik O'ReganDobrinka Tabakova, Jonathan Rathbone, B Tommy Andersson, Howard Blake, Alissa Firsova, George Benjamin, Nimrod Borenstein,

Singers
 Brindley Sherratt, James Hall, Leonardo Capalbo, Simon Wallfisch, Bruce Ford, Clare Stewart of Apollo 5, Kitty Whately (2019), Chiara SkerahMarina Rebeka, Marta Fontanals-Simmons,   Angelika Kirchschlager, Chen Reiss, Bruce Sledge, Lucy Hope, Mark Padmore, Claire Rutter and Dame Anne Evans on Singing Wagner (part 1 and part 2), Albina Shagimuratova, Natalya RomaniwBenjamin Appl, April Fredrick, Rhian Lois, Elizabeth Llewellyn (part 1 and part 2), Ilona Domnich, Anna Devin, Robin Tritschler, Iestyn Morris, Matthew Long, John SavourninKitty Whately, Nelly Miricioiou (part 1 and part 2) , Rosalind Plowright, Helen Sherman, Stephen Gadd, Kate Lindsey, Patricia Bardon, Claire Rutter (2012), Janis Kelly,

Conductors
 Christophe RoussetMarios Papadopoulos (Oxford Philharmonic), Jan Latham Koenig, Christopher Monks, Bridget Cunningham, David Hill, John Nelson, Desmond EarleyJessica Cottis, Harry BicketDamian IorioBenjamin Zander, Stephen Barlow,  Andrew Nethsingha, Leo Duarte, JohnNelson, Adrian Sutton, Nigel Short, Suzi Digby, David Parry, David CurtisLouis Langree, Jonathan Berman, John Wilson, Odaline de la MartinezKristjan JarviHarry BicketStuart Stratford, James Lowe, David Skinner, Rachel Young, Laurence Equilbey, Christopher RoussetFriedrich HaiderSascha Goetzel, Jacques Cohen, Oliver Zeffmann, George Jackson (2014), Harry Ogg,

Directors
  Thomas Guthrie, Stephen Medcalf, Nina Brazier (2017), Aik Karapetian, Daisy Evans, Elijah Moshinsky, Olivia Fuchs, Elena BarbalichSam Brown, Nina Brazier (2015)Paul Curran, Ian Russell, Antony McDonald,

Writers, musicologists & more
Jessica Duchen, Ellen T Harris, Dionysios Kyropoulos,

Impresarios & Record Companies
Ian Rosenblatt, Adrian Green of Convivium Records, Lizzie Holmes of Debut Opera

Designers
Leslie Travers,

Educators
 Truda White (MiSST)

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