Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It just happened, because I listened and loved orchestral music
I feel a special connection with Granados’ music. It somehow allows me to express myself freely.
Be curious and open-minded; take risks; pursue unusual avenues; be disciplined (it’s not always fun, but it pays off!) and dedicated
I do a lot of thinking about the piece: usually it’s nebulous, some combination of mood, intensity, colour, topic; sometimes there are clear ‘scenes’ that come into view.
I love the versatility and dynamism of the saxophone. It can convey so many different emotions, just like the voice can, and one minute you can be making a hugely powerful, aggressive sound and the next you can be floating the sound
we need to identify in our own minds exactly why we really want to be performing musicians, and what we feel is the true role of music in modern society