Leon Gurvitch, pianist & composer

I do not have any definite repertoire strategy. In my case I compose or arrange new pieces and as soon as I think they are mature for the stage, I add them to my program and try them out in live performances.

Daniel & Mikael Tjernberg, composers & musicians

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Mikael: We were raised in a musical home, and so music became an integral part of our lives from very early on. Mom would play music on her record player from the early morning and throughout the day, and I’m thankful for the way…

Theo Croker, trumpeter

I’m an artist, a creator, music is a vessel. As long as I’m honest and true to the inspiration I am successful.

Sandra Mogensen, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I always played the piano. As my mother taught piano, the piano was always there and practising was just something one did, like brushing one’s teeth. I remember a moment though, at age 15, when I was practising, and I just knew that playing…

Roberto David Rusconi, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? My grandfather was a huge inspiration for me. He was an extraordinary violin player and played under Toscanini at l’Arena di Verona for many years. During World War II he became blind and he started relying more and more on…

Raymond Yiu, composer

The main purpose for me as a composer is to communicate ideas, ask questions and trigger emotion in my audience and performers. If someone comes up to me and expresses some form of reaction and thoughts after hearing my music, I think I have succeeded.