Salvador Brotons

Orchestral conductor, composer and Professor of both subjects at the Music Academy of Catalonia, Salvador Brotons knows music in Barcelona like no other.  He was raised there by a storied family of musicians who contributed to the extraordinary development of that city: from a closed-off post-war provincial capital to an international cultural destination of choice.  Today, heContinue reading “Salvador Brotons”

Alex Hersh & Brian Hong: Nexus Chamber Music 

Classical music music videos?  Social media string quartets?  Cellist Alexander Hersh and violinist Brian Hong are at the forefront of a new generation of virtuoso classical musicians applying what might be soon called “the internet of music” to bring their extraordinary artistry to those not yet acquainted with the classical music world.  How have their efforts been receivedContinue reading “Alex Hersh & Brian Hong: Nexus Chamber Music “

Niels Muus: Conducting Mozart’s Operas

Niels Muus is Director of the Opera Master Program of the Music & Arts University of the City of Vienna, Co-Director of the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual Mozart Project, and all for good reason: besides Mozart, nobody knows Mozart’s operas better than Niels.  Just as Mozart honed his craft as a composer during his many European tours,Continue reading “Niels Muus: Conducting Mozart’s Operas”

Natalia Villanueva García: Thrive, Transform and Move Forward

“Who am I?” and “How can I become myself?” are the fundamental questions that Natalia Villanueva García believes every individual is confronted with.  As a counseling psychologist, she works with “natural persons” to promote their personal development as human beings.  Furthermore, as a business consultant, she works with “legal persons” to promote organizational and management development.  Are personalContinue reading “Natalia Villanueva García: Thrive, Transform and Move Forward”

Spearfisher & Zsolt Bognár: Real Music

Where does classical music end and commercial music begin?  Spearfisher has been dealing in earnest with that question for some time now.  Though the music professional was rigorously trained in the conservatory and even earned a doctorate in piano and composition, today, most of his commissions come from the commercial music industry – a music some mightContinue reading “Spearfisher & Zsolt Bognár: Real Music”