Iona Fyfe, folksinger

For me, a sense of place, identity and landscape are the most important influences on my musical life

Hibla Gerzmava, operatic soprano

Meet the Artist caught up with Hibla Gerzmava ahead of her Carnegie Hall recital on 1 November Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I was born in a very beautiful place on the seashore of Pitsunda, a city in Abkhazia, and nature, the clear mountain air and the sounds of…

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.