I relish composing for specific performers – it always shapes the music
Every musician’s path is different – as a composer, classical orchestral player, singer/songwriter, they all have such different things to consider.
One positive aspect to performing not being my main source of income is that I have the luxury of being able to program less well known music that interests me – which is what ultimately led to my Philippa Schuyler recording
You need a degree of self-belief to keep going – composing is actually quite hard work.
Every work and every concert is like a child to me. Each one paved the way to the next step on my journey writing and performing music.
I love story telling so that people who listen to my music understand where it came from…