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
September 7, 2016

The director of San Francisco Opera’s Andrea Chénier pushes his singing actors to make every moment count.

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Artist Spotlight
August 26, 2016

The composer enters his ninth decade with new ideas and fresh energy for creating, teaching, and performing.

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Artist Spotlight
June 1, 2016

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

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

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

Earplay Conductor Mary Chun talks about her work bringing Broadway to Beijing.

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Artist Spotlight
December 2, 2015

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

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

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

The composer talks about his education with Nadia Boulanger and his time teaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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