Ramin Karimloo, singer & actor

Who or what inspired you to take up singing and pursue a career in music? It was a collection of things.  Hearing the music of the Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash, Tracey Chapman, Ray Charles and Kenny Rogers around the house growing up really spoke to my heart.  Then I went on a school trip to…

Simone Kermes, coloratura soprano

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? A dream – I was 5 years old – in my dream I was standing on a big stage – an opera stage – and I sang – OPERA – I was shocked because I wanted to be a ROCK STAR! Who or what…

Thomas Cameron, tenor

If you can create memories that truly impact people and make a difference, you are a pretty successful musician in my eyes.

Gabriella Di Laccio, soprano

For me, concerts venues are all about the audience and the energy that happens. It can be someone’s living room or the Wigmore Hall; nothing beats the magical feeling of real communication through music.

Camille Maalawy, mezzo-soprano

I have not followed an orthodox career, but have been lucky enough to be part of new and exciting works, often exploring the fusion between Arabic and western classical music.

Thomas Elwin, tenor

I think it is important not to imitate. Why be a Chinese whisper of someone else when you can have you own voice.