Alistair Hinton, composer

listen to as much music of all kinds that you can, figure out from your own instincts and from that listening experience where you want to go next and never be afraid of hard work towards the end of finding your own way, whatever the cost.

James Erber, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I began writing music during my first year at my secondary school, William Ellis School in North London, and received help from three of the teachers there. I showed my early compositional efforts to the school’s Head of Music, Douglas…

Yerkesh Shakeyev, composer

My music is not classified as “classical” or “pop” music but a hybrid of both. It has the accessibility, logic and shortness of pop music, and the philosophy, emotion and depth of the classical genre.

Marisa Michelson, composer

​I want to be able to keep making work, and my definition of outer success would be that I have enough financial support and audience interest to be able to manifest my wildest musical-centered imaginations.

Passepartout Duo, piano & percussion

It’s so easy to forget, through all the stress of conservatoires, competitions, and touring that being an artist is the ultimate privilege. We’re getting to do something very special that very few people get to do.

Julian Broadhurst, composer

Percussion is something special to me, tuned and untuned. Some drums are so extensive in their possibilities of sound graduation, pitch and timbre – that I said it was like having an orchestra beneath your fingers