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

Dmytro Choni, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? My mother is a classical music lover. She dreamt of playing the violin in her youth but didn’t have a chance to pursue this dream. Therefore, she took all of us, her four children, to a music school in Kyiv. That’s how it all…

Glen Inanga, pianist

Stay humble as you aspire towards greatness. Take yourself out of your comfort zone. Embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Bogdan Suciu, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? When I first embarked on the journey of becoming a musician, I wasn’t aware of the implications and I certainly didn’t have a plan for what I wanted to achieve. Inspiration can come from many places. I get inspired by music that I want…

Irina Botan, pianist & festival director

work should not be limited to the practice room and the office, as being curious about the world and allowing oneself to experience life to fullest is the only way to become a complete artist