Katherine Hunka, violinist

Success for me is to be continually growing artistically, and therefore an inspiration to those we collaborate with. I find it unhelpful to think too much about how an audience will receive what I do (other than when programming). Success for me means staying true to myself.

Sophie Hutchings, pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano, and pursue a career in music? I grew up in a very musically noisy household! Music was always playing around the house. There was a family piano in the main living area which my dad used for arranging. My earliest recollection was playing nonsensically on…

Elisabeth Flett, Scottish fiddler

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? My mother is a violin teacher and a talented community music facilitator, and having such an amazing role model right there from the beginning of my life has been really inspiring. Going to see talented female artists such as Anna Massie and Patsy Reid…

Jo Anne Sukumaran, bassoonist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? As a child, my godmother took me to many musicals, concerts and plays and I was encouraged to have a healthy and vivid imagination. Back then, I was always immersed in books, movies and had a colourful inner world.  A few occasions were important…

Misty Posey, singer

Who or what inspired you to take up singer-songwriter, and pursue a career in music? Vocals: Everyone who has ever given me feedback, leads me to know what I do well. Writing: Like my dad, I go around humming and singing nonsense tunes – his creativity comes out no matter what task he is at….

Iona Fyfe, folksinger

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