Adria Foster, flautist

Learn from everyone around you. Be open-minded, be appreciative of the talents of others, and accept loss and disappointment as an opportunity to grow and improve.

Gila Carcas, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I was brought up in a musical family. Although my father was a bank manager, he nearly became a professional musician when he was younger. In his spare time, he played the viola and conducted choirs. My mother was a…

Nicola Meecham, pianist

Be true to yourself and plough your own furrow. A musician’s career path is often a lonely and frustrating one so you need to maintain self-belief

Eira Lynn Jones, harpist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I wanted to play the harp when I was 5 years old, when I heard it played at a concert, but was encouraged to learn the piano first. During my teenage years in Wales, there were few opportunities that I knew of where someone…