David Ireland, bass-baritone

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Entertaining audiences. Getting a reaction from a group of people, positive or negative, is always special; it’s my main reason for performing. Who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? I’ve met lots of performers since I…

William Vann, conductor

Who or what inspired you to take up conducting and pursue a career in music? Between the ages of 10 and 12 I was a chorister at King’s College, Cambridge under Stephen Cleobury. The musical education I received there was like no other. When we performed Bach’s St Matthew Passion in 1994 and I heard…

Jonathan Radford, saxophonist

never expect opportunities to just turn up out of the blue, be proactive about creating and finding new work. Be pleasant to be around, assume fully all projects you commit to and always strive to be better. Stay determined, there are always high and low points, believe in yourself and you capabilities. Don’t underestimate the need for rest, set aside time for yourself.