Living life as a musician requires a certain openness to learning new things and excellent stamina for being able to work for huge amounts time and with great focus. I think once you are able to savour and embrace the beauty of these two principles, you will always feel rewarded
Rachel Brown, flautist
As a player heavily involved in the historical performance movement, I guess my path has always diverged from a conventional view of ‘success’. I believe it is vital to do whatever we do to the very best it could be done, whether that be performing, teaching, researching.
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.
Tara Helen O’Connor, flautist
a complete immersion into the art of music. Everyone helps each other and the performances are utterly exhilarating. Music@Menlo is like food for the musical soul. You leave a better musician, enriched and fulfilled.
Sara Minelli, flautist
Who or what inspired you to take up the flute and pursue a career in music? My parents aren’t musicians so those who inspired me have been my music teachers in Montepulciano (Siena
Alena Walentin, flautist
Life becomes much brighter and more colourful when one lets music into their heart and I feel so lucky to be a musician to let these wonderful miracles happen.