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
June 26, 2018

The sitar virtuoso returns to the Bay Area in July. She shares stories of her fabled upbringing, finding her own path, and her efforts to support refugees.

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Artist Spotlight
June 19, 2018

The concert pianist offers insights into his haunted early years, his controversial book, and the transformational power of music.

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Artist Spotlight
June 14, 2018

The baritone is hitting his prime and working harder than ever.

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Artist Spotlight
June 11, 2018

The dramatic soprano talks about singing Brünnhilde in S.F. Opera's upcoming Ring Cycle.

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Artist Spotlight
June 5, 2018

The lauded standup comic and actor has a new album of jazz takes on David Bowie songs.

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Artist Spotlight
June 5, 2018

The virtuoso violinist brings her relentless curiosity and unbridled passion for new music to the pioneering festival.

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Artist Spotlight
May 15, 2018

The violinist has been in the public spotlight for many years but retains his youthful enthusiasm.

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Artist Spotlight
April 29, 2018

The dramatic soprano is bringing her highly praised interpretation of Brünnhilde to San Francisco for June's Ring of the Nibelung performances.

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Artist Spotlight
April 9, 2018

The conductor brings Apollo's Fire to Cal Performances and talks about her career and the ensemble she founded.

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Artist Spotlight
March 26, 2018

As the S.F. Symphony prepares to play the score to Batman, its composer tells us how he keeps up his phenomenal creative pace.

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