It’s hugely rewarding to know that your music is appreciated and is bringing an element of happiness to peoples’ lives.
I believe it should always be about making sure you provide the best possible experience for the audience
Success to me is going on to a stage knowing that I am totally prepared: I have put the work in and come off at the end of the performance knowing that I did my absolute best on that day.
Bach and Britten….share a commitment to the words that they set and build it into the very fabric of the music. It is always a pleasure to understand and learn their works and then to share that story with the audience.
Be yourself. Let nobody take away your musical truth.
One needs to approach music with an open mind. Do something outside of music too to stay grounded and humble and to not be voluntarily confined to an echo chamber such as conservatoire.