Artist Spotlight

These lively Q&A's aim to shed light on the personalities behind the music. Get to know your favorite artists...or discover someone new!


Artist Spotlight
June 1, 2016
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The noted conductor wields the baton with the S.F. Symphony this month in a program of Britten, Mozart, and Dvořák.

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Artist Spotlight
May 6, 2016
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The famous cellist is a risk-taker who loves open-hearted expressiveness and has a few, good stories to tell.

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Artist Spotlight
January 13, 2016
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The pianist talks about the life of a musician on the road and his connection to Prokofiev.

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Artist Spotlight
December 3, 2015
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Earplay Conductor Mary Chun talks about her work bringing Broadway to Beijing.

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Artist Spotlight
December 2, 2015
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The composer talks about his latest opera, Usher House, which is receiving its U.S. premiere at the San Francisco Opera this month.

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Artist Spotlight
November 16, 2015
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Leif Ove Andsnes talks about bringing the little-known Sibelius piano music to audiences, and about the rigors of touring.

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Artist Spotlight
November 3, 2015
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The renowned violinist opens up about the role music has played in his family and the role it plays in our future.

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Artist Spotlight
October 28, 2015
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The composer talks about his education with Nadia Boulanger and his time teaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Artist Spotlight
October 15, 2015
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SFCV talks to the conductor about his time with the Marin Symphony and his vision for the future.

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Artist Spotlight
September 30, 2015
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The San Francisco-based bassist, composer, music curator, and producer talks to SFCV about taking her latest composition on the road.

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