Artist Spotlights

Victoria Looseleaf - February 9, 2021

The precedent-bucking composer shares her thoughts on her writing process, the role of women in contemporary music, and her new role with the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 2, 2021

The award-winning violinist, singer, and composer talks with SFCV about her latest album and multifaceted career.

Lily O'Brien - January 26, 2021

The dynamic pianist, composer, and artistic director talks about her musical evolution and her intriguing Musaics of the Bay series.

Lou Fancher - January 4, 2021

The charismatic young trumpeter and vocalist performs for Cal Performances at Home with her quintet.

Lily O'Brien - December 21, 2020

The celebrated pianist talks about growing up in a family full of music, and life going forward.

Lisa Houston - December 21, 2020

Hot off her success in Porgy and Bess and a nonstop run of gigs, the feted singer reflects on an artist’s life in the mandated slow lane.

Lou Fancher - December 14, 2020

We chat with the tireless vocalist about her television special, life during lockdown, and her illustrious career.

Lisa Houston - November 30, 2020

The renowned mezzo-soprano talks about opera in the age of COVID-19 and her upcoming role in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with Opera San José.

Lou Fancher - November 3, 2020

We check in with the composer about her recent Heinz Award, her program pairing composers with performers, and how she stays more than busy despite the challenges.

Jeff Kaliss - October 26, 2020

The dynamo conductor, composer, and performer shares news from the Louisville Orchestra, tales from his Bay Area upbringing, and his upbeat philosophy.