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David Finkel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo

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

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David Gockley, General Director of San Francisco Opera

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

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Rod Gilfry, Baritone

Julia interviews baritone Rod Gilfry, currently starring as Emil de Becque in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at the Ahmanson Theater, presented by Center Theater Group. In the interview they discuss his experiences in both opera and musical theater, his approach to technique and advice to young artists, and his

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Martin Katz, Collaborative Pianist and Coach

Julia interviews celebrated collaborative pianist and coach, Martin Katz. Click below to watch the interview. In this interview, Dr. Katz discusses why he chose collaborative piano, his advice to young accompanists, his approach to conducting, how he infuses music with energy, and his concerns about the intersection between technology and

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Elizabeth Futral, Soprano

Julia interviews coloratura soprano Elizabeth Futral, who has graced the world’s preeminent stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and San Francisco Opera. In this interview, Elizabeth Futral discusses her involvement with a new concert series, the Salastina Society (in Los Angeles), what she thinks about before singing an

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