Amelia Warner, composer

Have the confidence to go for it. Do not let preconceptions stop you pursuing what it is you want to do. There are no rules.

Ian Shaw, singer

inspire, upset, amuse, collaborate, define, create, comfort, be playful, disciplined – and leave an audience feeling something – anything, they may not have felt before

Emma Abbate, pianist

For me, a venue is as much about the unique chemistry of each audience as it is the fabric of the building. That said, it would of course be churlish not to mention the Wigmore Hall as its acoustic somehow allows for both intimacy and grandeur. Other UK venues that I have enjoyed performing in recently include Conway Hall and St George’s Bristol.

Ethan Douglaz, musician

As one of the new faces in the industry, what inspired you to pursue a career in music? A lot of things inspired me to pursue music but I’ve always been a huge fan of art. I really love the idea that you can make any kind of music you want and say anything you…

Ricardo Bacelar, pianist

Success is being able to touch what you like and have a faithful audience. In fact, success is not what you do, but what you did.