INTERVIEW | Christine Goerke Is Ready To Unleash Her Brünnhilde On The Met
By Joseph So on March 21, 2019
The American dramatic soprano Christine Goerke, the Met’s newest Brünnhilde, shares her thoughts on singing the warrior maiden.
Q&A | 15 Questions For Composer Bekah Simms (video edition)
By Ludwig Van on March 14, 2019
In this edition of Ludwig Van's Q&A, we chat with Bekah Simms about the best and worst things about being a composer, her biggest phobia, and the inspiration behind her new commission for the Esprit Orchestra, "Foreverdark".
Q&A | 20 Questions For Christian Blackshaw
By Ludwig Van on March 12, 2019
British pianist Christian Blackshaw answers 20 questions, including his signature meal, favourite concert hall, and his role models.
INTERVIEW | Jessye Norman: A Force Of Nature
By Joseph So on February 8, 2019
The legendary American soprano and Glenn Gould Prize Winner reflects on her career, her experiences of being an artist of colour, and her thoughts on issues dear to her heart.
INTERVIEW | "I went straight to Elektra": In Conversation With Soprano Susan Bullock
By Joseph So on January 24, 2019
In a wide-ranging interview, the British soprano shares her secret on maintaining a sense of artistic wonder in a long operatic journey.
INTERVIEW | Adrianne Pieczonka Explains Why Music Education Matters More Than Ever
By Joseph So on January 9, 2019
After the news yesterday that Adrianne Pieczonka has been appointed to the Glenn Gould School, we caught up with the Canadian soprano to ask her about the new position, and more about her plans to start teaching more.
INTERVIEW | Terry Riley: "I would not have written ‘In C’ if I never had played jazz"
Renowned minimalist composer Terry Riley chats about his upcoming headline concert at RCM's 21C Music Festival at Koerner Hall, January 18.
INTERVIEW | The Secret Behind The Success Of André Rieu
Known as the “King of the Waltz”, violinist André Rieu has managed to become a classical music rock star rivalling the popularity of artists such as Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and AC/DC — an idea, he says started long ago with Mozart and Johann Strauss.
INTERVIEW | Why Pianist Gabriela Montero Will Not Shy Away
We caught up with pianist Gabriela Montero to talk about her latest program of works combining classical piano improvisations and compositions, and why she is telling the story of Venezuela.