At New England Conservatory, i had the chance to be chosen for a fantastic fellowship program called the " Community Partnership Program". It was life changing experience and the best training possible for my quest. Through that program, i got to work on different way of programming and presenting. I had the opportunity to perform for a wide range of audiences ( from state college students to retirement home, or shelter for homeless women )
This program gave me strength and inspiration to start being involved in projects on my own. I started to play in Hospitals in NYC through " Musicians on Call" , in a drug addict rehabilitaion center in Brazil called "Lapidar", and other projects like Molly Carr's" Project Music Heals Us" , Kim Kashkashian's " Music for food " or Itzhak Perlman's " Perlman Music Program Suncoast Residency".
Boston 2010 : with a group of friends, among them Tommy Boyton and Brendan O'donnell to name a few, we started to have informal chamber music house parties at our dear friend's place, Cristian Budu. He lived on Linden street, his house became the legendary " Linden Hall". Through word of mouth it became a very popular and crowded venue for the whole 20'something Boston community. I was playing with whoever needed a collaborator and quickly became the " house pianist" . One day, my dear friend Sam Bodkin showed up and had this vision: classical music should be spread for people our age through doing the same type of events in many more houses. The tool is a social network that directly connects musicians ,hosts and audience members who all want to have a great time, with great music in great company. Groupmuse was born.
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The Love and Friendship Orchestra:
Through playing with everyone at " Linden Hall", i gathered a great group of musicians together with the perfect spirit to bring music to audiences of our age. I decided to create an orchestra and bring the vibe of a chamber music house party into bigger spaces. The orchestra has a very different approach to the concert, the musicians are much more responsible to engage with the audience.
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