Perhaps because my mother started her career as a journalist, it has always been in me to ask questions of interesting people. Right out of grad school, I launched a quarterly print magazine, The Journal of a Musician, which only made it through 5 issues before going on an indefinite hiatus. But during that time, amazing interviews with classical music luminaries were included, all original material, with people such as Hilary Hahn, Yefim Bronfman, Natalie Dessay, Mischa Maisky, James Conlon... You can consult it at the Library of Congress (and at Northwestern University Library as well). Times have changed, and in 2007 when the magazine was created, the podcasting revolution had not yet overtaken the world. But here we are, and podcasting is a most wonderful way to dig deep into the brilliant minds of musicians and artists working today. This podcast project will build on my experience interviewing for the magazine and bring it to countless more people through the magic of free podcast distribution channels! More information on that soon as episodes become available.
I am always interested in your suggestions as to potential interview guests. Drop me a note if you have ideas!
You can listen to all available episodes at www.ThroughTheStageDoor.org.
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