Interview with Chris Parsons

Interview with Chris Parsons Baroque music ensemble Eboracum Baroque and award-winning York Gin are teaming up to present ‘Heroic Handel’, a lockdown concert celebrating Handel’s music and the gin craze of his time. Recorded and filmed in isolation, Eboracum Baroque’s musicians from across the UK and Europe will bring virtuosic Read more…

Interview with Gavin Bryars

Interview with Gavin Bryars Although now living in the Midlands, Gavin has strong ties to both Sheffield and Yorkshire. While studying philosophy at the University of Sheffield he began experimenting as a jazz bassist, and played with a variety of musicians before forming the Gavin Bryars Ensemble. “When I started Read more…

Interview with Hannah Fiddy

Interview with Hannah Fiddy Hannah Fiddy is a creative consultant and events producer, developing new audiences for classical music. She is the Director of Alternative Classical, which creates and promotes new approaches to classical music. Some her other projects include: Concert Roulette (classical jukebox)  London Flashmob (pop-up events producer). Her Read more…

Interview with Kris Garfitt

Interview with Kris Garfitt Award-winning trombonist Kris Garfitt is constantly busy with concerts, competitions and recitals. His sheer breadth of styles has led him to become a remarkable force in the business. He is currently a member of the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, where he performs a variety of orchestral Read more…

Interview with Philip Harper

Interview with Philip Harper Award-winning conductor and composer Philip Harper has led the world’s No.1 brass band, The Cory Band, since 2012. He has won all the major trophies including the Grand Slam of all major titles in 2016 & 2019 – something now known as the ‘Harper Slam’. In Read more…

Interview with Paul Mealor

Interview with Paul Mealor Award-winning composer Paul Mealor has become a household name across the world, with his works being performed at some of the most prestigious events and venues. From classical festivals to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Wedding, Paul’s music has reached and touched so many. Read more…

Interview with Stephen Johnson

Interview with Stephen Johnson Author, broadcaster, composer and presenter Stephen Johnson is one of the most celebrated in the business. His work on BBC Radio 3 hosting the much-loved series ‘Discovering Music’ still informs and excites those who listen years after they first were broadcast. His engaging manner as a Read more…

Interview with Fenella Humphreys

Interview with Violinist Fenella Humphreys Ahead of her exciting Beethoven 250 concert in Sheffield with the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra next month, I caught up with violinist Fenella Humphreys to talk all things Beethoven 250 and playing the violin: 1) When did you start playing the violin?  What drew you to Read more…