Katarzyna Kowalik, harpsichordist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? My grandma was my first piano teacher and a true inspiration. A piano was in her house, where I grew up until I was 4, and she taught me the first songs. She also wrote down my own compositions when I was 5 and…

Jean Rondeau, harpsichordist

I am “influenced” by many things, artists, musicians, people, and also elements of nature. And maybe I can say that I have been influenced by all these people and things teaching me something. In this way, we can be influenced by everything surrounding us. We can learn from anything.

David Pollock, harpsichordist

My first love and most enduring influence was – and continues to be – the music of JS Bach. Of course I studied the piano as a child, but eventually I wanted to play Bach’s music on an instrument which he would have recognised

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichordist

I’m proud (if that can be the word – delighted, happy?) when someone says to me that I can make the harpsichord sing.