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 28, 2014

Others’ scholarship and playing styles helped draw Kristian Bezuidenhout to the beguiling field of early-music performance.

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Artist Spotlight
May 20, 2014

Susanna Phillips’ star is still on the rise, and San Francisco audiences will welcome her Poulenc and Fauré on May 29 and 30, in concert with the S.F. Symphony.

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Artist Spotlight
May 19, 2014

As S.F. Opera prepares to launch its summer production of the great musical Show Boat, its director reflects on its broad relevance to the America of today.

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Artist Spotlight
April 21, 2014

Concert-loving mezzo Kelley O’Connor talks about upcoming performances and the expanding arc of her career.

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Artist Spotlight
April 15, 2014

A passion for connecting today’s audiences with great music of the past is the driving force behind Nicole Paiement’s rising company, Opera Parallèle.

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Artist Spotlight
March 31, 2014

The Labèque sisters are readying their latest four-hand program for San Francisco, featuring American composers, played in Katia’s and Marielle’s inimitable fashion.

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Artist Spotlight
March 20, 2014

The much-recorded, much-loved tabla artist prepares for his Zellerbach Hall concert and discusses matters ranging from his childhood influences to his latest ensemble colleagues.

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Artist Spotlight
March 13, 2014

Pianist Dmitri Alexeev discusses the stylistic differences among pianists from the Soviet era versus Russians playing in recent decades.

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Artist Spotlight
March 12, 2014

Maya Beiser, a collaborative artist/cellist/innovator, believes strongly that music can open minds and even change lives, and works toward that end in her many ventures moving from classical to creating something new.

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Artist Spotlight
February 14, 2014

The world-renowned viola da gambist Jordi Savall pleads for the primacy of the artist, to help avert political disaster.

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