Caitriona O’Leary – singer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I come from a musical family and grew up surrounded by music – it’s always been part of me. I decided at the age of 13 that music-making was my vocation and I never wavered. Who or what have been the most important influences…

Anna Ovsyanikova, violinist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? The first inspiration was my parents – they both graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatoire as conductors. My mum went on to join the chorus of the Mikhailovsky Opera…

Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser, performer, improviser & composer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? The biggest influences in my childhood were my mother and grandfather’s love of classical music. My grandfather was essentially my father growing up and we would spend a…

Annie Li, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? I was eleven years old when I expressed my desire to become a pianist. I had recently changed teachers to the person who would become my most important…

Alex Braga, composer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? When I was young, I wanted a computer really badly. A Commodore 64…My Mum didn’t want to buy it so she set what she thought was an impossible challenge: learn to play the guitar and then I will buy you a computer. Against all…