Julia interviews Klaus Heymann, the Founder and President of Naxos, the world’s leading classical music label. Over the past two decades, Naxos has grown to a company that is known for its quality, and Naxos recordings have garnered 11 Grammy Awards and 130 Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards, among other distinctions. In this interview, Klaus Heymann discusses his early experiences with classical music, his decision to start the Naxos Music Library, how video factors into his plans, his thoughts about the future of the music industry, his advice for young artists seeking to produce a recording, and what drives him as Naxos soars into its 23rd year of existence.
Jennifer interviews David Finckel and Wu Han, artistic directors of Music@Menlo. In this interview David Finckel and Wu Han discuss their motivations for founding the organization, the upcoming festival in July-August 2010, and how they manage to juggle their own performances as a duo, David’s performances with the Emerson String Quartet, and serving as artistic … Read more
Julia interviews David Gockley, General Director of the San Francisco Opera. In this interview, Mr. Gockley discusses how he approaches his progressive yet traditional programming, the unique challenges that SF Opera faces, the importance of young artist programs in the US, and why he supports the use of technology in the opera house.