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
May 26, 2015

SFCV talks with the New Orleans native about S.F. Opera’s upcoming production of Les Troyens, the challenges of keeping his voice in shape, and the most heroic thing he has ever done.

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Artist Spotlight
May 7, 2015

The pianist, who plays SFJAZZ next Tuesday, talks about learning, letting go of his compositions and dividing his time between his many hobbies.

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Artist Spotlight
April 22, 2015

The conductor talks about his life-long admiration for the composer and his role in the early music revival.

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Artist Spotlight
April 20, 2015

The Russian-born conductor talks with SFCV about working across different cultures.

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Artist Spotlight
April 20, 2015

The Russian-born conductor talks with SFCV about working across different cultures.

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Artist Spotlight
February 9, 2015

Speaking to us from his home in Paris during a well-deserved break from the road, virtuoso violinist Renaud Capuçon discusses the women, repertoire, and violins in his life.

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Artist Spotlight
January 22, 2015

The celebrated organist talks about Messiaen’s Livre du Saint-Sacrament, which he performs this weekend, and about advocating for his instrument.

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Artist Spotlight
January 5, 2015

A versatile choreographer who still dances after four decades, Caniparoli talks about his career, his most popular ballet, and about finding diamonds-in-the-rough at San Francisco Ballet.

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Artist Spotlight
December 13, 2014

The young, star-to-be soprano gives her take on “early music,” working with Mark Morris, and Handelʼs Messiah.

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Artist Spotlight
December 13, 2014

The celebrated conductor shares memories of the founding of his orchestra and the making of Amadeus.

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