Concerts themselves give me inspiration. The more concerts you get, the more inspirational it is
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.
My favourite pieces to play are the ones where it feels the composer really understands my instrument and has something meaningful to say; it’s important to me that the music expresses something, even if that’s something a little unusual or unexpected.
Play music first and your instrument second. Don’t let the difficulties or limitations of an instrument dictate what you say with it.