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
November 15, 2012

Crossover feels like a national birthright to Douglas Lora, half of the Brasil Guitar Duo (the other half is João Luiz), which showcases both classical and popular music from their native Brazil and elsewhere.

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Artist Spotlight
November 13, 2012

An up-and-coming Canadian pianist is profiled in the documentary I Am Not a Rockstar now screening on the film festival circuit.

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Artist Spotlight
November 12, 2012

British actress Imogen Poots’ latest film A Late Quartet set her and her fellow actors the task of learning to play string instruments so as to capture the intimacy of a string quartet. 

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Artist Spotlight
November 6, 2012

Soprano Patricia Racette digs deep to describe her vision of the juicy, neurotic, “over-the-top” Tosca.

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Artist Spotlight
October 25, 2012

The first violinist and guiding spirit of Quartet San Francisco talks about defying classification, and his new work for QSF and the Marin Symphony.

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Artist Spotlight
October 19, 2012

Violinist Karen Gomyo approaches music with the assurance and sensitivity of someone who is doing exactly what she has always wanted to do.

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Artist Spotlight
October 10, 2012

Khatia Buniatishvili, sometimes compared with Martha Argerich, proudly represents her Georgian culture and has special feelings for Rachmaninov.

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Artist Spotlight
October 5, 2012

The golden tones of Karina Gauvin will soon be heard in her beloved French song repertoire, this time in Green Music Center’s Weill Hall.

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Artist Spotlight
September 29, 2012

Prior to the premiere of Paul Dresher's Concerto for Quadrachord and Orchestra at the Berkeley Symphony, the composer spoke with SFCV.

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Artist Spotlight
September 26, 2012

In a Skype chat With SFCV, tenor Mark Padmore reflects on the arc of his career, his chosen repertoire, and the artistic importance of art song.

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