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
August 31, 2019

At home conducting everything from Orff to the latest video game, the in-demand conductor and educator is a champion for minority and women composers.

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Artist Spotlight
August 27, 2019

Here’s what a concertmaster does, besides playing solos.

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Artist Spotlight
August 25, 2019

The baritone says his lead role with SF Opera can be traced back to a single aria.

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Artist Spotlight
August 15, 2019

The Pulitzer-winning composer and violinist talks about her meteoric rise, her creative process, and an upcoming premiere with the LA Phil.

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Artist Spotlight
August 2, 2019

The violinist talks about performing the revered jazz trumpeter’s new violin concerto at the Cabrillo Festival on Aug. 11.

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Artist Spotlight
August 2, 2019

Mozart had his starling; Bruce Adolphe has Polly Rhythm.

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Artist Spotlight
July 26, 2019

The busy soprano talks about her artistic evolution and her demanding lead role in West Edge Opera’s Breaking the Waves.

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Artist Spotlight
July 26, 2019

The prolific polymath talks about her upcoming premiere, the progress of women composers, and her commitment to music education.

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Artist Spotlight
July 19, 2019

The renowned keyboardist learned from the best. He’s in the Bay Areas for a variety of gigs, including dates with red-hot singer Veronica Swift.

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Artist Spotlight
July 19, 2019

The popular composer is frantically busy — just the way he likes it.

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