Tomasz Skweres, cellist & composer

Tomasz Skweres is second prize-winner in the 2019 Zemlinsky Competition, an international initiative of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), which exists to promote and encourage the development of young composers Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I can’t imagine my life without music. Music is not only…

Joep Beving, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I have to say my parents. They created the circumstances where it was very easy for me to develop an interest. They put me in a music school and had me take piano lessons at an early age. Later on,…

Leo Geyer, composer

For me, success is performing. There’s nothing I love more than conducting my own music, sharing it with both the musicians and the public. It’s an huge honour to be able to do this and I am grateful for every opportunity.

Pascal Schumacher, composer

I believe my greatest challenge has always been fighting against attempts by the music industry to label me and my music, to pigeonhole us

Christian Baldini, composer & conductor

Who or what inspired you to take up conducting and pursue a career in music? I started playing the piano as a little boy, when I was four. It all seemed very fun, just like a game, but it was also my most precious company in moments when I needed solace or comfort, and music…

Lliam Paterson, composer

My compositional language embraces many elements. Most of all it is lyrical – I enjoy creating long melodic lines which interact and create tension with an underlying harmonic structure. Frequently a harmonic structure grows out of a melodic idea.