Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It just happened, because I listened and loved orchestral music
Tag: interviews with musicians
José Menor, Pianist & Composer
I feel a special connection with Granados’ music. It somehow allows me to express myself freely.
Jess Gillam, saxophonist
I love the versatility and dynamism of the saxophone. It can convey so many different emotions, just like the voice can, and one minute you can be making a hugely powerful, aggressive sound and the next you can be floating the sound
Peter Donohoe, pianist
we need to identify in our own minds exactly why we really want to be performing musicians, and what we feel is the true role of music in modern society
Cheryl Frances-Hoad, composer
I heard a ‘cello being played on the radio (I can’t remember who was playing) when I was about 6, and just knew that was the instrument I had to play. I fully intended to just become an internationally famous concert ‘cellist (as you do!) but gradually composing took over.
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.