Every musician’s path is different – as a composer, classical orchestral player, singer/songwriter, they all have such different things to consider.
Always write what is true to you at that moment in your life. Do not try to copy or emulate others because someone tells you that is what is current or necessary.
There’s no grand vision with me, no poetic bullsh*t, I just get it done
Try a new composing pencil; there might be new notes in it.
Classical music will continue to grow as long as it continues itself to evolve. Incorporating current themes and ideas in programming and allowing for fusion of styles is a key to this.
Perhaps the true definition of success is a really enthusiastic audience reaction