Jeroen Elfferich, pianist & composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? Early 80s bands like The Talking Heads, The Cure, The Comsat Angels etc. Who or what were the most significant influences on your musical life and career as a composer? Those early 80s bands but also Robert Fripp, Keith Emerson…

Mel Mercier, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? My father Peadar Mercier played the Irish percussion instruments, the bodhrán (drum) and the rhythm bones, and I learned to play from him when I was a young boy. He was a member of the Irish traditional music group The…

Addelam: Beni Giles & Colin Alexander

Who or what inspired you to take up the cello and pursue a career in music? CA: I started the cello a little before I was five years old. My grandmother, a violinist, thought I had a cello player’s hands! My mum is also a cellist and most of my family are musicians so I was surrounded…

Mei-Ting, pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? I started piano when I was three, so the question wasn’t so much who inspired me to take it up but rather who started me on it, and the answer to that would be my parents. I always liked…

Yulia Chaplina, pianist

An authentic artist must have an interpretation they truly believe in, and that is what makes music such a unique and special art form.