Macha Kanza, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a carerer in music? My parents brought me into classical music, but at different times in my life. Then my teachers and some composers have opened a world of discoveries with which coexistence has become essential, beyond everyday practice. Who are what have been the most important influences…

Judith Jáuregui, pianist

Be patient with repertoires, know what works can be faced in a moment and wait to have more musical and vital experience for others.

Etsuko Hirose, pianist

I feel a strong affinity to Chopin, Liszt, Schumann… the music I can play from my soul, but I also love to play Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and many others.

Karim Kamar, pianist

play with honesty and integrity, and to have respect for the craft, the music and the audience

Pamela Howland, pianist

Learn your craft, work hard, find your own voice, keep stretching yourself creatively, and give your gift to the world. Don’t be afraid to experiment with genres other than classical – this will only enhance your playing. Learn to improvise and arrange. Most of all, remember that failures only mean something if you let them define you. Never stop challenging yourself.

Patrick Hemmerlé, pianist

As interpreters, we stand at a crossroads between artistry and artisanship. We are mediators between the composers and the audience.