When you explore the world as much as we do, you always encounter incredible people with fascinating stories to tell.

Between The Bars, the MCO's own podcast, takes you behind the scenes and beyond the music through conversations with the artists and people that we meet on our journey exploring the world.

So tune in, subscribe and, as ever, keep listening.
Contact the podcast team: podcast@mahlerchamber.com



Eat, Sleep, Dream,Compose | George Benjamin

Ever since he was a child, Sir George Benjamin wanted to be a composer. At only twenty, his piece ‘Ringed by the Flat Horizon’ was played at the BBC Proms. Fourty years on and the MCO, under George’s baton, will present the world premiere of ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ at the same event.


Music In My Head | Paul Whittaker on Music & Deafness

Yannick Dondelinger speaks with Paul Whittaker, deaf musician, performer and creative advisor of our Feel the Music education programme.


From Rolando Villazón With Love | Mozartwoche & MCO

World-renowned tenor, opera director, novelist, cartoonist and artistic director of one of classical music's biggest festivals, the Salzburg Mozartwoche, Rolando Villazón is a man of many, many, many talents.


Future Fear, Future Fantastic | Pekka Kuusisto

What will the future look like? Sound like? Be like? Delve into the multidisciplinary mind of MCO Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto, as together we probe the limits of the possible and imagine the impossible.



It was the night before Brexit, and the MCO was in the heart of London performing Mozart with Mitsuko Uchida to a sold-out Royal Festival Hall. What would this well-travelled and wordly composer have made of Britain's departure from the European Union?


The Flying Conductor | Daniel Harding

Meet the musician who takes being a high-flying success more literally than most.


Musical Migration | Kirsty Hilton & Mark Hampson

Sunscreen in winter? Sleeping with one eye shut? Violinist Kirsty Hilton and Trombone player Mark Hampson go Between the Bars with Yannick Dondelinger to share stories about growing up in one part of the world and making classical music in another.


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Introducing Between the Bars