Say yes to most things, until you’re in a position to say no, and then recommend others for those things instead. Collaborate widely. Be hugely proactive. Put on your own gigs, start your own hubs/websites/record labels. Connect people and celebrate the success of others. Throw all the things you’re interested in into your work and don’t worry about trying to fit in a box.
I try to choose pieces that I know will attract me enough to keep coming back to and working at them, intensely and consistently.
Be passionate about what you do, be intrigued and interested in life.
Who or what inspired you to take up the cello, and pursue a career in music? When I was four, I told my mum I’d like to play an instrument. She played records for me so I could listen and choose. The shock of the grave, deep sound of the cello is my very first…
Make music with musicians you admire, respect, and enjoy being around. Life is short; spend it with good and supportive people who inspire you to greater heights.
The whole journey has been a challenge since I don’t come from a musical family and everything works by trial and error. Every turning point has been a moment of challenge, but the journey has been worthwhile