Martin Sturfält, pianist

A career in music involves constant challenges – musical as well as career-related. Striking a balance between absolutely believing in your ability to offer something meaningful and original on the one hand, and being super critical of your playing at the same time is certainly challenging!

Dmitry Masleev, pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano, and pursue a career in music?  The people who inspired me to love music were, firstly, my teachers in my home town Ulan-Ude, Chernyh Olga and Stepanova Elena. What attracts me to the piano is it is an instrument of endless possibilities.  One life is…

Alexandra Harwood, composer

Concert music comes with a blank page and asks only what I have to say, which I find much more challenging. At the same time it is liberating in a completely different way to the constraints of film music