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
May 7, 2016

The famous cellist is a risk-taker who loves open-hearted expressiveness and has a few, good stories to tell.

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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 »