Andrés Cárdenes, violinist

Who or what inspired you to take up violin, and pursue a career in music? My parents love music and always had great music playing in our home when I was young. My dad brought home a recording of Viktor Tretyakov playing Paganini Concerto and after that all I wanted to do was play the…

Delphine Galou, contralto

Not to look for success but to share the happiness of making music and to touch the audience with one’s sincerity.

Gloria Chien, piano

Don’t be afraid to make your own path – what awaits you on the other side will be the most rewarding!

Luka Okros, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I don’t really remember how exactly it started, as music has been with me my whole life. I heard music in my head and soon or later it needed to be let out. Luckily, we had an upright piano at home, so when I…

Dario Marconcini, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I started listening to music of a “certain type” from an early age. My mother kept the radio on day and night and I listened. I understood later the music transmitted very interesting things. Then my father brought a red-and-beige…