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'I keep doing it whether there are problems or not !' : Bob Briggs talks with Graham Fitkin  about a life devoted to composing  - March 2011 (BB)

'Never without the meaning': An interview with Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi - March 2011. (BM)

Mark Wigglesworth on conducting Wagner's Parsifal:  An interview by Jim Pritchard (JPr)

Something that just happens:
Pianist Caterina Grewe in conversation with Thomas Thornton – January 2011 (TKT)

‘You can’t listen to it half-heartedly’ - Conducting Boulez and Benjamin:
Mark Berry speaks to Geoffrey Paterson at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 31.1.2011 (MB)

“The balance between poetry and music is essential to me”:  Tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout talk to Aart van der Wal - 3.12.2010 (AvdW)

Vasily Petrenko at Preston: The RLPO's Chief Conductor talks to Michael Cookson.7.12.2010 (MC)

Never Compromise or Imitate”: Aart van der Wal talks to the members of the Navarra Quartet - December 2010 (AW

John Lill at the Preston BDP Music Society: an interview with Michael Cookson (MC)

I never wanted to be an opera singer! An interview with Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais - November 2010 (BM)

Maestro Eliahu Inbal in Berlin, September 2010: An interview with Michael Cookson (MC)

Peter Hope’s 80th Birthday: an interview with Bob Briggs (BB)

Iain Paterson  – English National Opera's Mr. Mephistopheles: interviewed by Jim Pritchard (JPr)

Tasmin Little at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire:
An interview with Michael Cookson (MC)

Keeping the Music Alive: Alexey Botvinov, the unusual pianist who is currently artistic director of Odessa State Opera and Ballet, speaks about his unique career (BM)

‘If a reviewer doesn’t like the work I did, I just have to accept that’: Conductor Andrew Manze talks to Michael Cookson in Munich (MC)

‘Sometimes we can speak too much about music’: Interview with conductor, Constantinos Carydis as he prepares for Carmen at the Royal Opera House, 28.5.2010 (MB)

Edinburgh International Festival 2010:  Festival Director Jonathan Mills in conversation with Simon Thompson (SRT)

Be focused but feel free”:
Harpist Lavinia Meijer talks to Bas van Westerop (BvW)

We should never lose our own individuality in making music : The pianist Nicholas Angelich in conversation with Aart van der Wal (AvdW)

An Interview with Lawrence Brownlee : The American tenor talks by email  to Margarida Mota-Bull (MMB)

Comedy In Dark Places: An Interview with Christopher Maltman on his latest role as the Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen by Gavin Dixon (GDn)

The Tallis Scholars’ and Gimell Records’ 30th Anniversary: Peter Phillips and Steve Smith in conversation with John Quinn (JQ)

The Tenor From Down Under Heads for Kareol: Stuart Skelton - the Boris in ENO's Katya Kabanova  -  interviewed by Jim Pritchard (JPr)

An Excellent Chemistry:  Donald Runnicles, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s recently appointed Chief Conductor talks about his plans to Simon Thompson (ST)

Jonathan Biss - “Really great music is absolute”: An Interview with Aart van der Wal (AvdW)

‘A natural expression of the human condition’: Sir John Tomlinson, preparing to play the General in Prokofiev’s The Gambler, talks to Mark Berry about that work, other roles, operatic productions, and Wagner (MB)

‘It’s a lot of work but it looks like a lot of fun’: an interview with Helene Schneiderman (GDn)

Joyce DiDonato in London:  The American mezzo talks to Margarida Mota-Bull (MMB)

Renaud Capuçon
: “I want to be better than the day before:” a conversation with Aart van der Wal (AvdW)

'It works beautifully on the saxophone': An interview with Amy Dickson (GD)

Born to Sing: The Italian Soprano Maria Luigia Borsi in conversation with Bob Briggs (BBr)

Gautier Capuçon - “I need a responsive audience!”: The young French Cellist talks with Aart van der Wal (AvdW)

Pictures Reframed: Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhodes reinterpret Mussorgsky.  Aart van der Wal reports from Brussels 24.11. 2009  (AvdW)

This is what I want to do in life!! Music is my way of living: The young and very gifted violinist Simone Lamsma talks to Bas van Westerop (BvW)

Bad luck for Borussia Mönchengladbach!
Pianist Lars Vogt talks with Bas van Westerop about his festival in Heimbach, Steinway pianos, his education project and why Borussia Mönchengladbach had to play Bayern Munich without him. (BvW)

The Royal Opera’s 'Cherevichki' :  Mark Berry talks to conductor Alexander Polianichko (MB)

A Passion for the Piano: the Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz talks to Bob Briggs (BBr)

Visionary and realist: Göran Forsling talks to Aivar Mäe, the new General Manager of the Estonian National Opera (GF)

Gil Shaham: The Devil’s Fiddler interviewed by Marc Bridle (MB)

A Celebration and a New Concerto:
The cellist Robert Cohen in conversation with Gavin Dixon (GDn)

Singing, Acting and the Mathematics of Performing:Sir Thomas Allen, the Royal Opera’s next Gianni Schicchi in conversation with Mark Berry(MB)

Seventy Not Out! :  an interview with the UK Composer and pianist John McCabe to mark his 70th birthday (BBr)

Gwyn Hughes Jones And Kirsten Blanck – ENO's Calaf and Turandot :  talk to Jim Pritchard (JPr)

Simon Keenlyside – Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa in The Royal Opera’s Don Carlo :
talks to Colin Clarke (CC)

Canadian Mezzo-Soprano Lucia Cervoni Blossoms in the Opera World in Germany: The singer talks to Marlene Hall about her career so far (MH)

A Breath Of Fresh Air:  an interview with Sarah Williamson and Joseph Phibbs (GDn)

Ben Heppner – Tristan at Covent Garden :

Mandhira de Saram :  talks about the first steps in establishing a career (GDn)

Andrew Shore –Alberich in the 2009 Bayreuth Ring talks to Jim Pritchard about his career and especially about appearing at the Bayreuth Festival (JPr)

Irvine Arditti's Double-Edge Sword:  The leader of the renowned Arditti Quartet talks to Mark Berry about playing Beethoven at the

Jacques Lacombe: The conductor of the Royal Opera House's Tosca talks to Colin Clarke (CC)

An Interview with José Serebrier: The distinguished conductor talks to Gavin Dixon about recording Glazunov and his own music (GDn)

The Secret of Sound: Lilit Grigoryan in conversation with Thomas Thornton (TKT)

Philip Langridge CBE : The distinguished British tenor talks to Jim Pritchard about singing three roles in Lulu and about having fun with Humperdinck on stage (JPr)

An interview with Vivica Genaux : by Jonathan Spencer Jones (JSJ)

Simon O’Neill makes his role debut as Lohengrin at Covent Garden: and talks to Jim Pritchard about his career (JPr)

Managing “the best orchestra in the world” : Jan Raes, Director General of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in conversation with Bas van Westerop (BvW)

Deep issues of the heart : A conversation with unconventional and charismatic opera director Graham Vick (BM)

Olli Kortekangas: The composer of ‘Daddy’s Girl’ talks about the popularity of opera in Finland, the importance of singing in Finnish culture and the value of opera in modern society (BK)

Yuja Wang: The young Chinese pianist talks with Patrick P.L. Lam (PPLL)

From Phantom to Korngold via Bayreuth: The American tenor  Stephen Gould talks to Jim Pritchard (JPr)

“The best-kept secret in the international music scene”: Michael Fine talks to Bas van Westerop and Aart van der Wal about the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, differences between American, European and Asian culture and Valery Gergiev.  (BvW and AvdW)

Carpe diem : the great Argentinian tenor, José Cura talks with Jim Pritchard about how he looks forward to every day.  (JPr)

Elizabeth Connell:  The world renowned dramatic soprano talks about the job she loves in an interview with Jim Pritchard (JPr)

Sven-David Sandström interviewed by Göran Forsling – on his opera Batseba soon to be premièred in Stockholm (GF)

Graham Clark – Still curious, still learning … and still going! An Interview with Jim Pritchard (JPr)

”The Formula of Love”: Göran Forsling meets the Estonian composer Mari Vihmand after the premiere of her first full-length opera (GF)

A Very Polished Performer:  The young soprano Aleksandra Kurzak talks to Jim Pritchard (JPr)

An Interview with Howard Blake:  The composer of Walking In the Air turns 70 this month. Bob Briggs discovers more about an extraordinary musician. (BBr)

Melanie Eskenazi talks to the baritone Markus Werba:  about his career and his role in the Royal Opera’s ‘La Calisto’ which opens this week (ME)

“From Wagner Swimmer to Opera Director” : Göran Forsling talks to Birgitta Svendén, due to take over the Royal Stockholm Opera in 2009 (GF)

The Music Has To Come First: An interview with Greek baritone Dimitri Tiliakos (BM)

Have You Ever Sung Something That You Thought Was 'Crap' ?  Mezzo-Soprano Monica Bacelli talks to Jens Laurson about singing mediocre parts, her dislike of Puccini, why modern music is worth listening to (or performing) and what made David Alden's Munich La Calisto so special for her. (JFL)

John Relyea: one of the most exciting bass baritones around today,  talks to Anne Ozorio about singing  Nick Shadow in the new Royal Opera House production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (AO)

That was the year that was!  Sir John Tomlinson talks to Jim Pritchard (JPr)

Paolo Gavanelli:  The Italian baritone talks to Anne Ozorio about singing Scarpia at The Royal Opera (AO)

Pure and Poignant: Bettina Mara talks to the Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou (BM)

Harrison Birtwistle : The Minotaur: Anne Ozorio looks forward to the The Royal Opera's latest production in conversation with singers Philip Langridge and Andrew Watts. (AO)

A New Voice from the Ardèche Mountains
Bettina Mara interviews the French tenor Sébastien Guèze (BM)

Gergiev's Successor :   Yannick Nézet-Séguin, New Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra talks to Bas van Westerop (BvW)

With Heart and Soul : Marcelo Álvarez,  Covent Garden’s Don José, talks to Jim Pritchard (JPr)

Jim Pritchard talks to the Royal Opera’s Jokanaan: An interview with the distinguished German baritone  Michael Volle (JPr)

Stephen Milling who shares the role of Sarastro at Covent Garden from the end of January talks with Jim Pritchard (JPr)

An Arizona Debut: Lyric Tenor Mark T. Panuccio talks to Nicholas del Vecchio (NdV)