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International Festival Portraits | Mitsuko Uchida

One of the most revered pianists Mitsuko Uchida talks about living for music and the unpredictability of performing on stage.

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International Festival Portraits | Joshua Bell

Superstar US violinist Joshua Bell talks about first discovering music, the emotive experience of live performance and why music means so much to him.

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International Festival Portraits | Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar, global musical star and sitar virtuoso, talks about the electricity of being on stage and the power of music to help us connect to each other.

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International Festival Portraits | Alan Ayckbourn

Celebrated playwright and storyteller Alan Ayckbourn talks about the excitement, emotion and thought-provoking live experience of theatre.

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International Festival Portraits | Zinnie Harris

Award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris talks about writing and forming stories, the importance of challenging something within the soul, and why that has always been a part of being human.

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International Festival Portraits | Martin Creed

Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed reflects on his job as an artist, trying to be true and making other people’s lives better.

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International Festival Portraits | Meow Meow

Cabaret Artiste Meow Meow talks about bringing a true, human vulnerability into heightened performance, and the absolute, jubilant necessity of art in our lives.

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International Festival Portraits | John Tiffany

Director John Tiffany talks the moment he knew he wanted to be a director, and the projects that most excite and inspire him.

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International Festival Portraits | Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming talks about how knew he wanted to be an actor, and the electric moments of connection he experiences in live theatre.

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International Festival Portraits | Barry Humphries

Actor Barry Humphries talks about his experience of creating and performing different characters, and the extraordinary energy of ‘pre-cataclysmic’ art.

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International Festival Portraits | James Yorkston

Musician James Yorkston talks about his first gig, and the extraordinary joy and privilege of being able to make music.

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International Festival Portraits | Crystal Pite

Crystal Pite talks about how she became a choreographer and the intense joy that comes with the act of creation.

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