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
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.

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Artist Spotlight
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.

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Artist Spotlight
October 19, 2020

The violinist and composer made her name with powerhouse pop and hip-hop covers and playing with Beyoncé, but she has Beethoven on her mind, too.

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Artist Spotlight
October 19, 2020

The new-music godfather talks about his long career, the evolution of contemporary music, and why he’s not leaping on the livestream bandwagon.

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Artist Spotlight
October 12, 2020

The revered choral director reflects on a career spent cultivating young vocal talent.

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Artist Spotlight
October 5, 2020

With a full slate of ongoing performances and teaching gigs, the jazz violinist is keeping himself more than busy. He tells SFCV how he manages it all.

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Artist Spotlight
September 25, 2020

The Los Angeles piano duo swept the 2020 Audience Choice Awards. Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff fill us in on their latest projects.

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Artist Spotlight
September 21, 2020

With a new album out and lots of irons in the fire, the jazz violinist has plenty to talk about.

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Artist Spotlight
September 19, 2020

The ukulele virtuoso, who rocketed to fame via a Beatles cover 15 years ago, talks about his new album and the joys of staying home.

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Artist Spotlight
September 14, 2020

Mark Almond, just named associate principal horn with the SF Symphony, is on the front line of coronavirus research as a physician at UCSF.

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