Matilda Lloyd, trumpeter

I feel that I have been successful in a concert if I have genuinely moved the audience by the end. Whether that’s bringing happiness and making people smile through playing fun virtuosic works such as Arban’s Carnival of Venice, or causing people to feel emotional through performing works like Deborah Pritchard’s Seven Halts on the Somme, which was written to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

Simon Höfele, trumpet

It’s a great privilege to make music for a living! And it’s not all about the money, it is the passion and the pure joy which only music can bring.