Leonard Elschenbroich, cellist

The fewer the notes, the better I play. That’s what I learned. Not sure what that says about me. But on a certain level, I feel that my preoccupation with overtones, and a vertical upward and downward connection to the sound – to some kind of ether and to some kind of abyss – takes time

Sitkovetsky Piano Trio

We are always only a little part of the entirety of music. For sure you can play alone but without many other participants beforehand or during the performance like the composer himself, the audience, the partners, the luthier or architect who built the hall it wouldn’t be the same. One alone is basically nothing.

Steve Williamson, saxophonist

Staying true to the art has been very challenging at times. Not everyone will understand your artistic expression all of the time but life is a journey and it’s never static. The truest form of expression to me has no labels – it just is

Ric Mills, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It sounds weird to say this but I always felt I was a composer even before I realised I could do it. My earliest musical experiences were with school choir and group guitar lessons – something about the fact that…

Esther Yoo, violinist

Every time we pick up our instruments or walk on to a stage, we have the privilege of creating, communicating and sharing. Figuring out what kind of musician you want to be is the first step and then comes the path of constant searching and discovering.

Philip Hermann, pianist & composer

Be open to try the things you’ve never done before. Sometimes, I hear musicians say that they don’t play this or that style of music because they either don’t feel comfortable with it or simply don’t like it. I experience again and again that beauty can be found in almost every single piece of musi