I am most proud of those performances when I am able to forget everything else and just become music
Joseph Spooner, cellist
The greatest challenge has been – and always will be – to remain true to oneself musically. It is easy to be distracted by the need to make money and the successes of others, so nurturing one’s own musical aspirations needs particular care.
Tatty Theo and Carolyn Gibley of The Brook Street Band
It’s always wonderful to play in a space which Handel knew, such as his local church, St. George’s Hanover Square, or his house at Brook Street.
Leonard Elschenbroich, cellist
The fewer the notes, the better I play. That’s what I learned. Not sure what that says about me. But on a certain level, I feel that my preoccupation with overtones, and a vertical upward and downward connection to the sound – to some kind of ether and to some kind of abyss – takes time
Sophie Webber, cellist
Working towards fulfilling one’s potential as a musician is a lifetime undertaking, one that requires much patience, determination, and wonder! Don’t forget to smell the roses!
Amit Peled, cellist
Who or what inspired you to take up the cello, and pursue a career in music? I grew up in a tiny kibbutz in Israel