Interviews

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In Touch with René Jacobs – My hobby besides music, is music
René Jacobs, the celebrated Belgian counter-tenor and conductor, does not set out to be different, but there is always a breeze of freshness in his music. Having been a boy chorister, Jacobs decided to read classical philology at the University
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In Touch with Richard Pontzious – Live for a Dream
I was leaning at the fench on the first floor of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, waiting. Two men came out of the opposite concert hall; a tall white man with silver hair, next to him, a Chinese
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Simone, Rocker Queen of the Baroque
Stephane, a friend of ours with an extensive knowledge of classical music, has been a contributor to Interlude since day one, providing invaluable recommendations on composers and artists to cover. A few months ago, he sent me two Youtube clips
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Jian Wang – A Gifted Musician of Talent, Authenticity and Passion
The first time I ‘met’ Jian Wang, it was through the documentary ‘From Mao to Mozart’, an exceptional award-winning account of the musical journey taken by violinist Isaac Stern through China in 1979. In it, little ten year old Jian
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Mon ami Piotr
I first met Piotr Anderszewski at la Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival. I had heard of this talented  pianist, but never had a chance to listen to him live. I still remember the evening concert where I first met him. My
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Meeting Paul
The first time I heard Paul Lewis was on a CD. It was a recording of Schubert’s Winterreise. I am ashamed to admit that I had never heard of Paul before, and the reason I bought the CD was actually
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