Personal profiles

Personal profiles on Music in Portsmouth

We welcome interviews with people connected to our musical community!

The noticeboard covers news about performers and performances, previews and reviews. You can see some personal profiles there.
You can view whom I’ve interviewed in the past, and what the usual format is.

These interviews have attracted a lot of positive comments. Basically, people love to read about other people! And there’s been so much wisdom imparted over the years.

My interviewees say it’s an effective way of promoting a future event, as they can refer to the event in the interview.

Here is a link to the profiles of the people I’ve interviewed.

Here are the questions I like to ask, but they are not set in stone, and some of them are only for composers. I would phone you and then write up the piece, checking that you are happy with the output. Or you could write down your answers and we could then discuss them. Nothing would be published without your approval.

  1. Who and/or what have been the most important influences on your musical career or interest in music?
  2. What have been the greatest challenges of your musical career so far?
  3. What for you are the particular pleasures and challenges of collaborating with other musicians?
  4. How would you describe your musical language? (A question for composers)
  5. How do you work? (ditto)
  6. Are there any composers for whom you feel a particular affinity?
  7. Which works do you think you perform best? Why?
  8. Which performances are you most proud of?
  9. What are your most memorable concert experiences, either as a performer, composer or listener?
  10. What advice would you give to those who are considering a career in music?
  11. How would you define success as a musician?
  12. What would you like to be doing in 5 years’ time?

If the interview seeks to publicise a future concert, here’s another question:  What are you looking most forward to when performing at this concert?

This exercise is completely without obligation or payment.

If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch!

Simon O’Hea

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