Howard Skempton, composer

I am always seeking to develop my musical language. I hope it is flexible enough to adapt to a wide variety of circumstances.

Sandro Naglia, conductor

The challenge is to enter the deep well of the score, the fulfilment comes when you reach a complete empathy with the players in real time, and this can possibly make the music spring.

James Paul White, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing? There was a piano at home, and at first I was simply entranced by the endless possibilities of the 12 notes and 88 keys. In the 80’s and 90’s I got into new wave and electronic music and started writing with sequencers and synthesizers in bands….

Nino Gvetadze, pianist

With every new piece or reperformance you need to find a key that opens many doors. To find that thread, that comes from composer, passes through you and reaches the audience is always a great challenge…

Amy Bebbington, conductor

I see myself as an enabler and a facilitator; someone who can convince, guide, educate and enlighten a musical ensemble to invest, trust and believe in me.

RIOPY, pianist & composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It’s like being born in your country, it just happens. It is between a chess game and treasure hunting – looking for perfection and putting things together, create the unknown Who or what were the most significant influences on your musical…