Profile - interviews, profiles and tributes
Monday 23 April 2018

Elaine Alvarez. Photo © Fay Fox  Lise Lindstrom  Nuvi Mehta in front of the San Diego Symphony. Photo © 2013 Ron Bierman  Alan Belkin  Louise Talma


Power and Agility - Ron Bierman talks to Cuban-American soprano Elaine Alvarez

Magical Transformation - Ron Bierman talks to the American dramatic soprano Lise Lindstrom during rehearsals for Puccini's 'Turandot' at San Diego Opera

Inner Circle - Ron Bierman concludes his conversation with Nuvi Mehta

The Motive behind the Motive - Andrew Schartmann in conversation with Canadian composer Alan Belkin

Letter to Louise Talma (Never Sent) - by Jenna Orkin

Story Line - Ron Bierman continues his conversation with Nuvi Mehta

A Chance Encounter - Nuvi Mehta, the voice of the San Diego Symphony, talks to Ron Bierman

Think of Something Beautiful - Malcolm Miller pays tribute to contralto Sybil Michelow

Inner Meaning - Bill Newman talks to Kazan pianist Rustem Kudoyarov

All-Involving - Turkish pianist Idil Biret talks to Bill Newman

Humanizing Emotions - American conductor James Conlon talks to Maria Nockin

A Nurturing Environment - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo Kate Lindsey

Malcolm Smith (1932-2011) - A celebration, not an obituary, by Bill Newman

A Rich Resource - Teresa Verde explains how Theodore Deacon makes opera come alive

Two Americans in Paris - Maria Nockin talks to Vivica Genaux and Lawrence Brownlee

Spokesman for Soviet Society? - Colin Albin discusses Shostakovich and the state

With Perfection in Mind - Bill Newman talks to all four members of the Wihan Quartet

Finding the Right Voice - Maria Nockin talks to American composer Daniel Catán

The State of the Art - Maria Nockin talks to soprano Christine Brewer

Hearing the Ideas - Maria Nockin talks to American composer Ricky Ian Gordon

Important Skills - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo Dolora Zajick

Serious Fun - Lynn Norris looks back at the life of composer, conductor and pianist Aubrey Bowman

Real Meaning - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham

Thoroughly Impressed - Maria Nockin talks to baritone Alan Opie, who is about to sing Germont for San Diego Opera

Encouraging Others - Maria Nockin talks to Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, the young couple singing Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet' this month at San Diego Opera

Charismatic and Inspiring - Lynn Norris talked to the late Roy Budden about his life with music

Highly Articulate - American dramatic soprano Christine Brewer talks to Robert Hugill

A Real Find - Robert Davies made a remarkable impact when he stood in as Papageno late in the run of English Touring Opera's 'The Magic Flute'; Roderic Dunnett profiles him and celebrates the progress of other ETO cast members

An Unexpected Treasure - Jeanette Hanscome talks to author Helen Martens about her new book 'Felix Mendelssohn: Out of the Depths of His Heart'

Rich Musical Experiences - American conductor Joel Revzen talks to Maria Nockin

Old and New Worlds - Ioana Osoianu talks to Keith Bramich about her life in the East and West

Beauty and Inspiration - Jennifer Paull pays tribute to Matthew Peaceman (1956-2008)

Composer Profiles - David Gompper, by Carson P Cooman

Alun Hoddinott (1929-2008) - John McCabe pays tribute to a friend and colleague

A Very Expressive Voice - Tess Crebbin talks to the tenor Zoran Todorovich

Hope Breaking Through - Alban Gerhardt plays Bach at Munich's 'Long Night of Music', and has a late night chat with Tess Crebbin

Chopin in the Boondocks - Stephen De Pledge returns to New Zealand, by Howard Smith

Wales loses its patriarch - Roderic Dunnett pays tribute to the Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott, who died in March 2008

All Purpose Pianist - Brazilian Eduardo Monteiro plays at Wigmore Hall and talks to Bill Newman about his varied musical life

Timings - Both Sides of the Global Fence - James Gardner, by Jennifer Paull

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