Gila Carcas, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I was brought up in a musical family. Although my father was a bank manager, he nearly became a professional musician when he was younger. In his spare time, he played the viola and conducted choirs. My mother was a…

Nicola Meecham, pianist

Be true to yourself and plough your own furrow. A musician’s career path is often a lonely and frustrating one so you need to maintain self-belief

Nicolas Dautricourt, violinist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Many things and many people have inspired me, and sometimes they are very different from each other. Throughout life should we cultivate what we have, or should we try to acquire what we DON’T have? It’s a crucial question and I think that somehow,…

Matias Piegari, composer

One special challenge of film music is understanding that each score is completely different from another. Every director will have a different point of view of what they want, so the process of figuring out what is it that they need will always be different. Filmmakers very rarely speak in musical terms. They communicate with feelings and emotions, so it is my job to figure out how to put those emotions into musical sounds to meet their vision.