Marta Gardolińska, conductor

I love concert halls that make it clear that they are a sacred space and put a special canvas for the music, where people feel uplifted and special

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…

Sandro Naglia, conductor

The challenge is to enter the deep well of the score, the fulfilment comes when you reach a complete empathy with the players in real time, and this can possibly make the music spring.

Dinis Sousa, conductor

Who or what inspired you to take up conducting and pursue a career in music? I had a slightly complicated path towards becoming a musician, not always knowing that I was going to do it. As a kid I always loved music, but I never seriously considered a career in music as it didn’t seem…

Sergey Smbtayan, conductor

To be unique, believe in the power of music, love music irrevocably, try to understand what music people enjoy and not to just follow trends and, last but not least, be maximally objective in what one can achieve – these are the things I would pass on to aspiring musicians.

Tom Hammond, conductor

I think my role – which really is only actually needed when there are more musicians than could comfortably work as a chamber ensemble – is to passionately interpret the composer’s intentions by having a considered and researched view of the music, then organising and motivating the performers to achieve that.