Ilker Arcayürek, tenor

Who or what inspired you to take up singing and pursue a career in music? I was happy to sing in choir until a tenor colleague told me I should take voice lessons. He inspired me with lots of recordings from the golden age of opera and introduced me to my vocal teacher with whom…

Lewis Wright, composer & vibraphonist

Learn your craft and be interested in the process not just the final result. Take care over the details.

Florian Christl, composer & pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? The pure fascination for music, and the piano. It’s been 21 years, but I still can remember the fascination I felt after my first piano lesson. On that day I found my big passion, and I immediately knew: “that is…

Niklas Walentin, violinist

Who or what inspired you to take up the violin and pursue a career in music? I was first introduced to the violin and classical music “live” when attending a chamber music concert in Germany at the age of 6. The programme included, among other pieces, the famous C major string quintet by Franz Schubert….

Simon Höfele, trumpet

It’s a great privilege to make music for a living! And it’s not all about the money, it is the passion and the pure joy which only music can bring.

Mario Brunello, cellist

Who or what inspired you to take up the cello and pursue a career in music? When I was 7 years old, my guitar teacher told me from the very first lesson that the cello would be my instrument. I didn’t know exactly what it was or how to play a cello, but when I…