Chris Warner, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? As a child, I was devoted to the piano and spent much of my time listening to all kinds of music, mostly from my parent’s eclectic music collection (everything from 60s novelty 45rpm records to New Orleans jazz, opera and…

Sarah Traubel, soprano

As a vocal artist, I have to listen very closely to my own instrument. I am in the privileged position that so far I could grow carefully, steadily with my roles and concert programmes

Mustafa Khetty, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? After 36 years in business, one day in mid-November 2017, I walked out, having sold my business interests to focus on music, a passion from as early as I could remember. It’s now or never. Who or what were the…

Judith Jáuregui, pianist

Be patient with repertoires, know what works can be faced in a moment and wait to have more musical and vital experience for others.

Jessica Victoria, singer-songwriter

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Thus far, my career path has taken many twists and turns. It is hard to point to one source of inspiration, but one “Aha!” moment happened after I had participated in a music institute for two summers in Bridgeport, Connecticut. There, I collaborated with…

Katherine Hunka, violinist

Success for me is to be continually growing artistically, and therefore an inspiration to those we collaborate with. I find it unhelpful to think too much about how an audience will receive what I do (other than when programming). Success for me means staying true to myself.