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…

Jean-Michel Blais, composer

Music written for motion picture should serve the image, and not the other way around. The question is therefore how to compose music of substance, without losing your signature style.

Alfredo Ovalles, pianist

The first memories I have of wanting to be a musician come from watching Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson performing, which made me think being on a stage would be a lot of fun. To this day, the stage is one of my favourite places and is where I feel the most comfortable