Gariela Jaros

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and your life. Not necessarily music-related!

I am a huge music and animal lover, very outgoing and sociable. I rarely spend time at home, but there’s an easy way to find me- I can be either with my friends or in my practice studio playing flute. I also love travelling, meeting new people and exploring different cultures as this brings me lots of inspirations.

How did you first get into music?

When I was seven, I had an opportunity to watch the Swan Lake Ballet. In that moment I have completely fallen in love with music and decided to become a part of that world. Five years later, I took flute in my hands, started to play and could not stop!

What made you decide that music would be an important part of your life?

I woke up one day and said to myself- I can’t live without it! So simple, but true. Very soon after, my teacher gave me her own collection of Jean- Pierre Rampal’s CDs (who was a very famous flute player in the 20th century) and I spent the next couple of days only on listening to that music. At that moment I already knew that music was going to be one of the most important parts in my life.

What has been your musical highlight so far?

I believe that every musical event brings something new into my life and changes me a little bit, but I have two special moments that will stay with me forever. The first one is my debut as a flute player that took place in the Cracow Philharmonic. The second is the concert that I played in Victoria Hall in Geneva, with my teacher who is also my great inspiration.

Who are your favourite composers/artists/musicians?

My favourite artist is Maxim Vengerov, because of his sensibility and musical personality. As a flutist, I am deeply impressed by music of Emmanuel Pahud, as he can play everything! His huge palette of sound’s colour takes my breath away. When talking about composers, my favourite one is Johann Sebastian Bach. I truly believe that the music he created was hundred years ahead of the times he lived and no matter when I listen to or play his pieces, I always feel that I’m growing.

What do you anticipate for the Nevis Ensemble?

I would love to share my passion  with others. I would also like to get to know people who are crazy about music like me and to create something new and fresh with them. I also think, that this is a great opportunity for me to learn and expand my musical skills as well as generate loads of positive energy and joy.