Mihai Ritivoiu, pianist

I try to choose pieces that I know will attract me enough to keep coming back to and working at them, intensely and consistently.

Kapsetaki Twins, piano duo

Be passionate about what you do, be intrigued and interested in life.

Camille Thomas, cellist

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…

Juliana Hall, composer

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.

Rhys Concessao, pianist

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

Francesca Dego, violinist

I think the most amazing thing in this business is getting to surround yourself with the people you know will enrich you and make you a better musician so this is what I strive for when I plan collaborations and projects. I’ve never coveted a career for it’s own sake but as a means to achieve the best musical result possible. My dream is to always be able to work with orchestras and colleagues who inspire me and make it possible to create something special on stage.