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
April 22, 2015
The conductor talks about his life-long admiration for the composer and his role in the early music revival. More »
Artist Spotlight
April 20, 2015
The Russian-born conductor talks with SFCV about working across different cultures. More »
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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Artist Spotlight
November 3, 2014

Traditional jazz still flourishes in New Orleans and elsewhere, kept alive by groups such as the Rebirth Brass Band.

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Artist Spotlight
October 7, 2014

The French-born conductor Stéphane Denève takes the S.F. Symphony on a lively international tour with works composed within a few years of each other.

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Artist Spotlight
September 8, 2014

“Cello goddess” Maya Beiser, prepping for a gig at Yoshi’s, uncovers and exploits new ways of pulling sound from her instrument, whatever the genre being played.

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