Each concert is a creative construction. Bringing a shared pleasure and joy between the musicians and the audience I would say is my definition of a successful concert. Continue reading Jonathan Cohen, conductor & artistic director
Believe in yourself and have integrity in what you do. I think the most honest artists tend to be the more successful ones and they’re also the ones who are most likely to be gainfully employed. Continue reading Natalya Romaniw, soprano
Study other great musicians of various styles and genres. Aim for excellence in your craft, and then find your own voice Continue reading OKIEM, pianist & composer
My greatest challenge is also probably my greatest asset – my repertoire. Most classical audiences are unfamiliar with it, so it can be hard to actually find an audience. On the flip side, the fact that I play pieces that are seldom heard is also refreshing to most, so it does help me stand out! Continue reading Andree-Ann Deschenes, pianist
The real joy is in the process of creating music – anything beyond that is a nice bonus.
Continue reading Will Samson, composer
I believe the role of a musician is in many ways akin to an interpreter. The piano is a monumental instrument, as Kathryn Stott once mentioned to me, and we are blessed with the ever growing huge canon of repertoire – solo, concerto and chamber. Continue reading Maria Marchant, pianist