Artist Spotlights

Jason Victor Serinus - March 9, 2010
Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman dates his professional career from his first performance as a student in San Francisco’s Douglass Elementary School.
Georgia Rowe - March 6, 2010

Jordi Savall, always a welcome guest in the Bay Area, returns this month for an extended stay.

Brian Gleeson - February 23, 2010
American pianist Malcolm Bilson is a rare gem in the world of music. For nearly four decades he has been equal parts performer, scholar, educator, and a beacon in the period instrument movement.
Jason Victor Serinus - February 9, 2010
Soprano Jessica Rivera first made her mark internationally when she created the character Kumudha in Peter Sellars’ production of John Adams’ opera A Flowering Tree. After repeating the role in the San Francisco Symphony’s Bay Area premiere, her success helped land her the role of Kitty Oppenheimer in the European debut of Sellars’ production of Adams’ Doctor Atomic.
Marianne Lipanovich - February 8, 2010
Cellist Joshua Roman has been making a name for himself since he won the position of principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony in 2006 at age 22.
Lisa Petrie - February 2, 2010
Few artists have had the kind of impact on the world at large as violinist Midori’s. Almost 30 years after her famous debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 11, Midori champions music as the message of peace in her fight for social justice and environmental sustainability.
Jason Victor Serinus - January 26, 2010
Few concertgoers who heard it will forget violinist Vadim Gluzman’s San Francisco Symphony debut in May 2008. Performing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.
Marianne Lipanovich - January 18, 2010
Some classical musicians are stars within the genre. Others have become known outside the classical field. And then there’s Yo-Yo Ma.
Jeff Kaliss - January 11, 2010
In the middle of an extended weekend’s showcase by Stanford Lively Arts, composer Steve Reich sat down in a hotel lobby to talk about his five decades of exploration in the musical outback.
Georgia Rowe - January 5, 2010
Acclaimed for his “physical, sensual relationship” with his instrument, British cellist Steven Isserlis is an artist who combines brilliant technique with innate feeling.