Jessica Duchen interviews Alexander Melnikov about his Wigmore Hall Residency

The Russian pianist has been an Artist in Residence at Wigmore Hall for the 2018/19 Season.

Novelist and classical music writer Jessica Duchen discusses with Alexander Melnikov the varied and demanding programming behind his residency and adapting his style between fortepiano and modern piano. They take a look back at Melnikov's education, his musical influences and collaborations, including that with fellow pianist Andreas Staier, and some more unusual interests in his life… did you know he has a pilot's licence?

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