Fred Thomas, multi-instrumentalist & composer/arranger/producer

I think it would be good if musicians realised how revealing it is to play music. You can see people so clearly. That has implications. I would say that generosity is the musical quality I most value: doing what’s right for the music or trying to make someone else sound amazing. If you can do that whilst also being very individual then that’s amazing. But how those two intersect is obviously very hard.

Louis Vaspar, pianist

I don’t have to be famous per se, but I’d like to know that I can make a living from my music and if I ever felt like putting on a show at random, I’d like to know that people will have no reservations on buying tickets and showing up to the event. I feel that financial comfort is the better option, as well as the physical.