Peter Schöne, baritone

Desire and hunger are the two key elements that I would impart to aspiring musicians. By desire, I mean that there shouldn’t be anything in the world you would rather do than sing.

Gilbert Isbin, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I started playing guitar at the age of 18, quite late in fact. And from Leonard Cohen, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, my musical taste wandered in the direction of John Renbourn, a folk guitarist who was heavily influenced…

Marc Jovani, film composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It’s been a series of things. My parents started me on this road. I started playing guitar at the age of five. My mum had my uncle teach me! Then I started piano in the conservatory at the age of…

Dominic Murcott, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I started drumming when I was 15 as a way of avoiding things in life that bothered me. Along with educating, that was my career for 10 years. At that point a desire to create something of my own gradually…

Kevin Cahill, guitarist & composer

For the compositions on my upcoming album, they are mainly guitar driven. Some people have described the music as quite ‘cinematic’ or ‘ethereal’ but for me they capture my feelings at this moment of my career. It’s like a window into my musical influences.

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.