Iona Fyfe, folksinger

For me, a sense of place, identity and landscape are the most important influences on my musical life

Giacomo Susani, guitarist

To me success can be both artistic and professional and I believe it is important to make this distinction. This said, I feel the best success I wish to have is to artistically fulfil my aspirations and, because of that, be admired and respected by audiences and musicians alike. Fingers crossed!

Toby Hughes, double bassist

My greatest challenge is ongoing: showing everyone that the double bass can be a soloistic instrument and can hold its own in the musical world.

Rokas Valuntonis, pianist

I think success for a musician is finding a way to evoke emotions in your listeners. If you’re able to connect with yourself and your audience, in my opinion, you’re a successful artist.