NEW YORK | Enjoy this fascinating interview with New York based composer and a friend, Daron Hagen. From day one, Daron is a huge supporter of PrivateLessons.com. In this interview we reminisce about student days at the Curtis Institute of Music, lessons with his teacher composer Ned Rorem and performances of his student compositions. Now with six operas under his belt, Daron talks at length about the making of "Amelia" his recent work commissioned by the Seattle Opera.
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NEW YORK | Here is a mini class reunion and an impromptu interview with pianist Matt Herskowitz who was in New York to promote his latest album "Jerusalem Trilogy." Since he was a teenage piano student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Matt was fascinated with jazz improvisation. Since then his career evolved as a versatile pianist composer, fusing classical, jazz and middle eastern influences. A Montréal resident, Matt teaches an improvisation course at the Montreal Conservatory.