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
October 21, 2013

Before his appearance at the S.F. Opera to sing the Dutchman, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley reflects on one of his most-beloved roles, as a cursed man who will never give up.

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Artist Spotlight
October 11, 2013

Greatly preferring performing live to recording, pianist András Schiff reflects on his love of Bach and Beethoven and discusses pedaling, music memory, and historical performance.

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Artist Spotlight
October 7, 2013

It has been an eventful couple of years for bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, professionally and personally. Now, he is back at the S.F. Opera for the first time in over a decade, in one of his signature roles, Verdi’s Falstaff.

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Artist Spotlight
September 25, 2013

The conductor draws on a wide palette for two weeks of concerts in San Francisco, promising excitement for audiences.

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Artist Spotlight
September 5, 2013

After successfully rebounding from colon cancer in 2010 and an embolism in July of this year, 72-year-old Plácido Domingo has proven that you can't keep a good tenor down.

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Artist Spotlight
August 30, 2013
Quadruple threat Audra McDonald warms up her extraordinary pipes for opening night at the S.F. Symphony, and talks about her love for educating youth. More »
Artist Spotlight
August 23, 2013

From Bach to bluegrass to “salongrass,” Chris Thile plays the mandolin as if there’s no tomorrow.

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Artist Spotlight
August 14, 2013

Newly appointed as music director of the California Symphony, Donato Cabrera talks about building a rapport with the audience and musicians, what sparked his passion in music, and how his plans for the future will do the same for others. 

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Artist Spotlight
August 7, 2013

Young stride pianist Stephanie Trick visits SFJAZZ with a plethora of powerful and pleasurable pieces.

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Artist Spotlight
July 24, 2013

International conductor phenom Xian Zhang readies a Merola production of her beloved Le nozze di Figaro.

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