Category Archives: Interviews

Interview with… Roland Robert (violinist, pianist, composer)

Please tell me a little about yourself (profession, musical activities, etc). I am a principally a violinist and have performed in various capacities as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. I studied violin and piano as joint first study at the … Continue reading

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Interview with… Jane Ginsborg (singer and researcher)

Please tell me a little about yourself (profession, musical activities, etc). I began as a singer and sang throughout my teenage years. I then went to the University of York to do a music degree, and subsequently took an advanced … Continue reading

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Interview with… Gordon Ogilvie (pianist)

Please tell me a little about yourself (profession, musical activities, etc). As a scientist at the University of Cambridge, I am involved in both research in theoretical astrophysics and teaching in mathematics. Music is also a very important part of … Continue reading

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Interview with… Charlotte Tomlinson (pianist)

I have worked as a chamber musician and duo partner for my entire career to date and therefore I have not needed to play from memory in a concert. Music has been given to me anything from months before the … Continue reading

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Interview with… Jenni Parkinson (percussionist)

Please tell me a little about yourself (profession, musical activities, etc). I am a creative music leader, performer and teacher, specialising in marimba and percussion. My work centres on music as a means of communication, self-expression and escapism. I am … Continue reading

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Interview with… GéNIA (pianist)

Please tell me a little about yourself (profession, musical activities, etc). I am a pianist, composer, educator and founder of the Piano-Yoga® method. Do you actively memorise music and perform without a score? If not, why not? If so, why? When … Continue reading

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Pianists on Playing (book review)

Compiled by Linda Noyle, “Pianists on Playing” is a collection of interviews from the 1980’s with twelve international concert pianists. The pianists, who are all giants of the classical piano world, include household names like Vladimir Ashkenazy and Jorge Bolet. Each pianist … Continue reading

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