Interviews

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“These Concerts Are a Gift to Myself”
In Conversation With Pianist James Lisney
After two years of cancelled concerts and performances in empty halls, British pianist James Lisney, who turns 60 this year, is looking forward to his spring and early summer concerts with excitement. We caught up with James to talk about
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A New Book by David Francis Urrows
François Ravary SJ and a Sino-European Musical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Shanghai
François Ravary SJ and a Sino-European Musical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Shanghai is a recent publication written by Dr. David Francis Urrows. Following Keys to the Kingdom: A History of the Pipe Organ in China, this book turns the discussion of
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Leading Greatness Forward
An Interview With Naomi Belshaw
Naomi Belshaw came to her new role with an ideal background: she’s worked at the Performing Rights Society, she’s been a PR person for contemporary music, and is experienced in all those areas necessary in the contemporary arts scene: funding,
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Hello CelloBello – Paul Katz and Everything Cello and More
Cellists are known to be a genial and collaborative bunch. In fact, cellists love to share information, anecdotes, news, and even fingerings. There are several websites geared towards cellists but CelloBello is a top destination not only because it’s an
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Connections – An Interview With Işıl Bengi
When we last interviewed pianist Işıl Bengi in 2020, she’d just issued her first album. Now, nearly 2 years later, we interviewed a very different pianist about a very different album. The reason? The same reason all of our lives
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Balancing Act: Evelyn Chang on Life as a Professional Musician, and a Mother
Evelyn Chang is a Taiwan-born, Hong Kong-based pianist who enjoys collaborations with artists and composers around the world, including Maxim Rysanov and Dobrinka Tabakova. She trained in the UK, first at the Purcell School and then at the Royal College
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A New Way to Hear Brahms
An Interview With Jérémie Rhorer of Le Cercle de l’Harmonie
In talking with Jérémie Rhorer of Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, an ensemble founded in 2005 to explore the line between Classical and Romantic music, we discovered a new Brahms. Le Cercle de l’Harmonie is an orchestra that plays period instruments,
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In Touch With the Trio Zadig
We know the French composer Saint-Saëns for just a few works today, primarily The Carnival of the Animals. The Trio Zadig, however, wants us to know more about the man that critic Harold Schonberg considered “…the most remarkable child prodigy
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