Alexander Bedenko, clarinettist

To me success is a dead silence during your performance on stage, when you can hear someone’s breath from the audience and when after the concert you see people‚Äôs eyes full of joy and sometimes tears and sense the sincere enrichment of their souls.

Emma Johnson, clarinettist

Living in the UK has been important. There are so many countries in the world where you would not be able to pursue music because of economic circumstances or because of being female.