Steinway Artist Scott Price is musical director for Céline Dion, one of the best-selling artists of all time. Price offers behind-the-scenes insight into working with the superstar diva.
Michael Idov’s fortunes as a writer dramatically changed for the better following the publication in 2005 of “Bitter Brew,” an article he penned for Slate.com about his failed business venture to launch a café in New York City.
Sean Jones, trumpeter and bandleader for Carnegie Hall’s Jazz National Youth Orchestra (aka NYO Jazz), talks jazz, race, and music education.
Steinway Artist Simon Mulligan is the most recorded pianist for the Steinway & Sons Spirio, the world’s finest high resolution player piano. Mulligan discusses his arrangements for the instrument, including songs by Queen.
Pianist/composer and Steinway Artist Moira Lo Bianco explores the imaginative possibilities of improvisation across musical genres and styles.
Jazz alto saxophonist Tim Berne speaks on finding your groove in improvisation.
A husband-and-wife / director-and-playwright New York City theater team discuss Marlon Brando, Truman Capote, and creating theater from unlikely sources.
Natasha Paremski discusses tackling Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and premiering Fred Hersch’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky — and speaks to the greatness of Sviatoslav Richter.
Marc-André Hamelin discusses the music of Debussy, Feinberg, Haydn, Liszt, Ives and more.
Davell Crawford discusses the rich jazz tradition of New Orleans, the fall of New York, moving forward, and employing the multiple personalities that live within you.
Bill Murray discusses American Letters, Mark Twain, James Thurber, absurdity vs. ridiculousness, failure, getting to work, writing vs. acting, rhythm and flow, and improvisation.
Living legend Billy Joel talks about the staying power of his music, the alchemy and process of songwriting, the origins of his aesthetic, Beethoven and The Beatles, and what he’s trying to learn now.
Steinway Artist Paul Lewis talks his recent deep dives into Beethoven and Schubert — as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition.
Robert Glasper holds forth on crossing over, showing all your sides, Radiohead, jazz reference points, hip-hop and the ancient art of the loop, and Thelonious Monk.