Who or what inspired you to take up the piano, and pursue a career in music? My wonderful mother was a passionate amateur pianist, and
Composers John Metcalfe (Factory Classical, Morrissey, The Pretenders, Catatonia, Blur, Peter Gabriel etc) and Simon Richmond (Virgin Records, REM, Pulp, David McAlmont etc) have taken inspiration from Dorset’s ancient stone circles to
Who or what inspired you to take up the double bass and pursue a career in music? My entire family are musicians, so I have
Working with particular musicians means you can compose tailor-made pieces specifically to them – one hopes this will lead to a piece that is of greater enjoyment and fulfilment for them but also, is a greater success overall
Mozart, always. Especially his chamber music in the morning, it is so delightful to wake up to it and it makes a great start to my day.
Hearing one’s own music in concert is an incomparably powerful experience, simply because it’s the fulfilment of usually years of drafting, writing, developing, crafting, honing and revising ideas.