Laura HYNES SMITH
Laureate of the Jardin des Voix, 3rd edition (2007)
"The Jardin des Voix is a bouquet of positive memories for me. I remember a certain dinner out with the whole crew (the same night Jonny ventured to order tripes à la mode de Caen?), exchanging some raucous Scottish jokes with Paul Agnew and the table spilling over with laughter late into the night. But my clearest memories are coming offstage at the end of any concert, all of us riding a giddy wave of adrenaline, and Bill beaming and asking each one of us in turn: "Are you happy?" A musician could not but bloom in such a garden."
(Laura Hynes Smith, 2021)