I heard a ‘cello being played on the radio (I can’t remember who was playing) when I was about 6, and just knew that was the instrument I had to play. I fully intended to just become an internationally famous concert ‘cellist (as you do!) but gradually composing took over.
I’m proud (if that can be the word – delighted, happy?) when someone says to me that I can make the harpsichord sing.
Who or what inspired you to take up the violin, and pursue a career in music? Playing or hearing music around me was such a
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and make it your career? My grandfather was a coal miner who loved music. He encouraged
I think there are certain pieces I perform better now simply because I’ve had some life experiences which have definitely affected how I express myself.
when I received a little Chinese Strad violin for my 4th birthday, I thought music was something every one did