Seljan Nasibli, soprano

“if I can provide a comfort, can convey and give emotion and move an audience, I would consider that a success”

David Ireland, bass-baritone

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Entertaining audiences. Getting a reaction from a group of people, positive or negative, is always special; it’s my main reason for performing. Who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? I’ve met lots of performers since I…

Hibla Gerzmava, operatic soprano

Meet the Artist caught up with Hibla Gerzmava ahead of her Carnegie Hall recital on 1 November Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I was born in a very beautiful place on the seashore of Pitsunda, a city in Abkhazia, and nature, the clear mountain air and the sounds of…

Thomas Guthrie, director, baritone & director

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I grew up with music of all kinds, but Radio 3 was nearly always on in the kitchen. My (late, wonderful) sister and I used to have our favourite tapes (cassettes, ancient means of playing music!), and be competitive with them. Mine was Mozart…