Friday, April 29, 2005

Classical Pianist Goes Hip-Hop and Then Some

A interesting profile of a young pianist who seeks to combine the best of hip-hop, classical, and jazz elements into one attractive package:

"Kim, who was trained as a classical pianist, said he started looking to other musical forms to reach more of the public.

"I realized I had all these chops and people weren't going to hear my music. People aren't going to the concert halls. Musicians get more technical and alienate the audience even more. I realized it was a dead end for me," he said." Link

More infor and vid clip can be found here

1 comment:

MikeZ said...

Interesting contrast between these last two posts. Kim sees the classical audience dwindling; the Chopin competition draws 350 pianists.