Alexey Shor, composer

Whether a piece is commissioned or not, the challenge is always the same: to write something that I feel I would enjoy listening to as an audience member. A lot of music gets discarded because it does not pass that test.

Joseph Phibbs, composer

I see my music as largely built on the classical tradition, but – hopefully – exploring new possibilities within it.

Addelam: Beni Giles & Colin Alexander

Who or what inspired you to take up the cello and pursue a career in music? CA: I started the cello a little before I was five years old. My grandmother, a violinist, thought I had a cello player’s hands! My mum is also a cellist and most of my family are musicians so I was surrounded…