Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser, performer, improviser & composer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? The biggest influences in my childhood were my mother and grandfather’s love of classical music. My grandfather was essentially my father growing up and we would spend a…

Annie Li, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? I was eleven years old when I expressed my desire to become a pianist. I had recently changed teachers to the person who would become my most important…

Alex Braga, composer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? When I was young, I wanted a computer really badly. A Commodore 64…My Mum didn’t want to buy it so she set what she thought was an impossible challenge: learn to play the guitar and then I will buy you a computer. Against all…

Miles Graham, singer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? That’s not something I think about too often. Music has just been a part of my life for as long as I know. I have my older siblings…

Justin Badgerow, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? My parents were both musicians and always provided the encouragement and support to pursue music as a calling. What have been the greatest challenges of your career so…

Yuri Zhislin, violinist

Never stop learning and trying out new ideas. Slowing down is a luxury that we, people involved in arts, simply cannot afford.