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
January 13, 2016
The pianist talks about the life of a musician on the road and his connection to Prokofiev. More »
Artist Spotlight
December 3, 2015
Earplay Conductor Mary Chun talks about her work bringing Broadway to Beijing. More »
Artist Spotlight
December 2, 2015
The composer talks about his latest opera, Usher House, which is receiving its U.S. premiere at the San Francisco Opera this month. More »
Artist Spotlight
November 16, 2015
Leif Ove Andsnes talks about bringing the little-known Sibelius piano music to audiences, and about the rigors of touring. More »
Artist Spotlight
November 3, 2015
The renowned violinist opens up about the role music has played in his family and the role it plays in our future. More »
Artist Spotlight
October 28, 2015
The composer talks about his education with Nadia Boulanger and his time teaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. More »
Artist Spotlight
October 15, 2015
SFCV talks to the conductor about his time with the Marin Symphony and his vision for the future. More »
Artist Spotlight
September 30, 2015
The San Francisco-based bassist, composer, music curator, and producer talks to SFCV about taking her latest composition on the road. More »
Artist Spotlight
September 29, 2015
He radiates joy in music, but is introspective in person. Here’s an interview with a musician who continues to inspire millions. More »
Artist Spotlight
September 24, 2015
The baritone talks about Sweeney Todd and his upcoming roles in Lucia di Lammermoor and two operas based on Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” More »