Katharina Nohl, pianist & composer

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Fazil Say and Cyprien Katsaris have encouraged and urged me to compose and also to believe in my very creative and individual approach. Who or what were the most significant influences on your musical life and career as a composer? Fazil Say and Arvo…

Yehuda Inbar, pianist

For me the greatest advantage of being a musician is the freedom to do what I want and what interests me. So I would say the definition of success would be the ability to choose to do things that I love, to play pieces I love with people or orchestras I enjoy working and playing with.

Sandra Mogensen, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I always played the piano. As my mother taught piano, the piano was always there and practising was just something one did, like brushing one’s teeth. I remember a moment though, at age 15, when I was practising, and I just knew that playing…

Lucia Brighenti, pianist

I believe that a musician can feel accomplished and successful as long as he/she is staying faithful to his/her own values and beliefs: make music the best you can, love the music you are making and make other people love it; communicate and move people with your music.

Hauschka, composer

I compose contemporary music with a tonal and experimental approach. I treat sound and melody equally, and for some pieces you could even say they are a kind of sound-sculpture.