Artist Interviews http://kvpr.org en Sarah Chang & Theodore Kuchar Talk Music, On And Off Stage http://kvpr.org/post/sarah-chang-theodore-kuchar-talk-music-and-stage <p>Violinist Sarah Chang and conductor Theodore Kuchar&nbsp;have worked together for years, with performances in Central California with the Fresno Philharmonic, and around the world with other orchestras, most recently on a three week tour of South Africa in 2013. Chang, who is performing in Fresno this weekend &nbsp;to celebrate the orchestra's 60th anniversary joined us in the studio with Maestro Kuchar to talk about her career and her relationship with the maestro.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:28:15 +0000 Joe Moore 27584 at http://kvpr.org Sarah Chang & Theodore Kuchar Talk Music, On And Off Stage Artist Interview: Violinist Sarah Chang http://kvpr.org/post/artist-interview-violinist-sarah-chang <p>Sarah Chang is one of the world’s premier violinists. Since debuting with the New York Philharmonic at age 8, she has performed with the greatest orchestras and on the world's biggest stages.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:09:21 +0000 Joe Moore 27415 at http://kvpr.org Artist Interview: Violinist Sarah Chang Artist Interview: Orion Weiss http://kvpr.org/post/artist-interview-orion-weiss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pianist </span><a href="http://www.orionweiss.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Orion Weiss</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:02:00 +0000 Joe Moore 23918 at http://kvpr.org Artist Interview: Orion Weiss Artist Interview: Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko http://kvpr.org/post/artist-interview-van-cliburn-gold-medalist-vadym-kholodenko <p>Earlier this year&nbsp;Ukranian pianist Vadym Kholodenko walked away with one of the highest honors in the world of classical music &ndash; the Gold Medal at the 14<sup>th</sup> Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then, he&rsquo;s become one of the most in-demand artists in the world, and performs in Fresno Wednesday night at 8:00 pm as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series. He joined us live at Valley Public Radio to talk about the concert and the effect winning the Van Cliburn competition has had on his career.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:16:58 +0000 Joe Moore 23131 at http://kvpr.org Artist Interview: Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko Artist Interview: Pianist Inon Barnatan http://kvpr.org/post/artist-interview-pianist-inon-barnatan <p>Pianist Inon Barnatan joins us at Valley Public Radio to talk about his new CD of works by Franz Schubert, and about his upcoming performance in Fresno, in the debut concert of the Fresno Philharmonic&#39;s 60th&nbsp;anniversary season. Barnatan will perform Tchaikovsky&#39;s Piano Concerto No. 2, a rarely heard work by the Russian master. In this interview we discuss Barnatan&#39;s career, his beginnings in classical music as a young child in Israel, his approach to the recording studio, and much more. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:06:18 +0000 Joe Moore 22214 at http://kvpr.org Artist Interview: Pianist Inon Barnatan Artist Interview: Gabriela Martinez http://kvpr.org/post/artist-interview-gabriela-martinez <p>The New York Times called Venezuelan&nbsp;pianist Gabriela Martinez&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;compelling, elegant, and incisive.&quot; She performs</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this weekend with the Fresno Philharmonic, in a concert titled Russian Romantics. She will be the featured soloist performing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rachmaninoff&rsquo;s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; Piano Concerto No. 2. She recently joined us to talk about her career, her upcoming performance and more.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Joe Moore 14126 at http://kvpr.org Artist Interview: Gabriela Martinez Pianist Barry Douglas Brings His Acclaimed Artistry to Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/pianist-barry-douglas-brings-his-acclaimed-artistry-fresno <p></p><p>Pianist <a href="http://www.barry-douglas.com/">Barry Douglas</a> has been an star of the international classical music world since 1986, when he won the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.</p><p>In addition to a busy touring schedule, Douglas also serves as artistic director of <a href="http://www.camerata-ireland.com/">Camerata Ireland</a>, a group which brings together musicians from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to celebrate Irish culture.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:56:00 +0000 Joe Moore 11130 at http://kvpr.org Pianist Barry Douglas Brings His Acclaimed Artistry to Fresno Violinist Elena Urioste Brings Beloved Beethoven to Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/violinist-elena-urioste-brings-beloved-beethoven-fresno <p></p><p>As violinist <a href="http://elenaurioste.com">Elena Urioste</a>&nbsp;tells it, when she was just two years old, she knew she wanted to be a violinist, after seeing&nbsp;Itzhak Perlman&nbsp;perform on a broadcast of Sesame Street. Now as a star artist in her own right, she travels the world sharing her musical gift with thousands, including here in Central California.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:54:13 +0000 Joe Moore 9897 at http://kvpr.org Violinist Elena Urioste Brings Beloved Beethoven to Fresno Carl Topilow Brings Pops to Fresno Phil in "Home for the Holidays" http://kvpr.org/post/carl-topilow-brings-pops-fresno-phil-home-holidays <p></p><p>Guest conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow joins us in-studio to talk about Saturday's "Home for the Holidays" concert with the Fresno Philharmonic. Local theater icon Dan Pessano also joins the conversation as he will perform a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" with the orchestra.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:11:08 +0000 Joe Moore 7594 at http://kvpr.org Carl Topilow Brings Pops to Fresno Phil in "Home for the Holidays" Violin Virtuoso Chad Hoopes Talks With FM89 http://kvpr.org/post/violin-virtuoso-chad-hoopes-talks-fm89 <p>Two years ago, then 16 year-old violinist Chad Hoopes&nbsp;made his debut with the <a href="http://fresnophil.org/">Fresno Philharmonic</a> and Maestro Theodore Kuchar. Now a senior in high school, the Ohio native returns to the Central Valley to perform with the Fresno Philharmonic this weekend, performing Lalo's&nbsp;<em>Symphonie espagnole.</em></p><p>In our interview, we talk to Chad about his development as an artist over the past two years, Lalo's famous work, his Stradivarius violin, and his upcoming plans after he graduates from high school.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:34:12 +0000 Joe Moore 5989 at http://kvpr.org Violin Virtuoso Chad Hoopes Talks With FM89 Kelley O'Connor Comes Full Circle in Fresno Return http://kvpr.org/post/kelley-oconnor-comes-full-circle-fresno-return <p>Mezzo-soprano <a href="http://www.kelleyoconnor.com/">Kelley O’Connor</a> has received international acclaim performing with the world’s premier orchestras and conductors, premiering exciting new works, and breathing new life into familiar favorites.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:47:17 +0000 Joe Moore 4610 at http://kvpr.org Kelley O'Connor Comes Full Circle in Fresno Return Interview: Audra McDonald http://kvpr.org/post/interview-audra-mcdonald <p>Audiences throughout the world know Audra McDonald as a star of both the stage and screen, a three time Tony Award winner, a two time Grammy winner, and until recently a star on the hit ABC television series Private Practice. Her latest project finds her returning to the world of musical theatre, starring in a new production of Porgy and Bess, currently on stage in Cambridge Massachusetts, and scheduled to make its way to Broadway in December. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 03:36:47 +0000 Joe Moore 1040 at http://kvpr.org Interview: Audra McDonald