Gloria Chien, piano

Don’t be afraid to make your own path – what awaits you on the other side will be the most rewarding!

Joo Yeon Sir, violinist

Who or what inspired you to take up the violin and pursue a career in music? It was my parents and their love for classical music that first introduced to classical music. I remember being surrounded by my dad’s extensive LP and CD collections of different genres, having some Mozart quartets or old classic pop…

Elena Urioste, violinist

While hard work, focus, and perseverance are definitely necessary qualities on the path to a successful life in music — whatever that means to you — equally, self-care, compassion, and rest are vital ingredients to a sustainable life and career.

Yulia Chaplina, pianist

An authentic artist must have an interpretation they truly believe in, and that is what makes music such a unique and special art form.

Matilda Lloyd, trumpeter

I feel that I have been successful in a concert if I have genuinely moved the audience by the end. Whether that’s bringing happiness and making people smile through playing fun virtuosic works such as Arban’s Carnival of Venice, or causing people to feel emotional through performing works like Deborah Pritchard’s Seven Halts on the Somme, which was written to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

Ieva Dubova, pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? My grandmother is a pianist and piano professor and growing up with her as a child there was always Piano played at home. I really loved it, to me it seemed magical and so amazing. In the same time…