Lucia Brighenti, pianist

I believe that a musician can feel accomplished and successful as long as he/she is staying faithful to his/her own values and beliefs: make music the best you can, love the music you are making and make other people love it; communicate and move people with your music.

Clare Hammond, pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano, and make it your career? That visceral excitement that you get listening to a live performance. I felt transported to another realm and was determined that when I grew up I would be able to inspire this in an audience. Who or what were the…

Sophie Webber, cellist

Working towards fulfilling one’s potential as a musician is a lifetime undertaking, one that requires much patience, determination, and wonder! Don’t forget to smell the roses!

Di Xiao, pianist

I always try to do things differently rather than always playing standard repertoire. alone Last season I mixed Chinese traditional and folk with western classical music. This season I’m celebrate the works of women composers and featuring the female muses who brought inspiration to others.

Haley Myles, pianist

Everything is connected. Work on your inner world and this will reflect in your music.

Lilit Grigoryan, pianist

I don’t think there is one definition of success. There is a path to being a musician – being passionate about the music, the instrument, the composers and their works. I think every musician has his or her own way of expressing this passion