Barbara Arens, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? My career in music came first: as a harpsichordist and organist. It was having been brought up on Bach recordings that inspired me to want to play baroque music. There came a point, though, where I felt I had said…

Katharina Nohl, pianist & composer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Fazil Say and Cyprien Katsaris have encouraged and urged me to compose and also to believe in my very creative and individual approach. Who or what were the most significant influences on your musical life and career as a composer? Fazil Say and Arvo…

Christian Clemens Poetzsch, composer-pianist-producer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? At the age of 10, after 4 years of practising classical etudes on the piano, I started to improvise and write down little tunes for the first time. It was so fascinating for me to build these little musical worlds – I knew instantly…

Florian Christl, composer & pianist

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? The pure fascination for music, and the piano. It’s been 21 years, but I still can remember the fascination I felt after my first piano lesson. On that day I found my big passion, and I immediately knew: “that is…