Welcome to A Musical Life. I’m Hugh Sung. Today is Monday, November 9, 2015, and I’m so excited to officially launch this podcast! Every week I’m going to be sharing stories about making music and the things that move our souls.
Thanks to my work as a professional pianist and tech entrepreneur, I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many amazing musicians and music lovers from all walks of life. People like:
- David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia orchestra.
- Pianist Gary Graffman, former director of the Curtis Institute of Music and teacher of some of the most renowned pianists today like Lang Lang, Yuja Wang, and Haochen Zhang.
- Aaron Rosand, the last romantic violinist, with whom I collaborated as his pianist for 20 years.
- Jordan Rudess, keyboard wizard for the progressive rock band Dream Theater.
- And gaelic singers Calum Martin and his daughter Isobel Ann Martin who hail from the western isles of Scotland. If you’ve never heard of gaelic psalm singing, you’re in for a real treat!
Even though I’m a classical pianist, I want to explore music across a broad spectrum of styles, so I hope you’ll keep an open ear and enjoy this journey of discovery with me.
You can hear all the episodes at amusicallife.com. Each episode has show notes, where you’ll find links to all the music featured, so I hope you’ll check them out.
To listen to A Musical Life on the go, use your favorite smartphone podcast player app and search for “A Musical Life” – you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. Wherever you find us, please subscribe – it’s completely free, and you’ll be able to get the latest episodes automatically.
If you like what you hear and want to support the show, please post a review. Go to amusicallife.com/review and you’ll be taken to our page on iTunes, where you can rate with stars and leave some comments or suggestions if you’d like. Remember, the more stars means the more you enjoy the show. I’d really appreciate your feedback!
One more thing: to celebrate the launch of this show, we’re having a special contest on Facebook. Visit amusicallife.com/contest and enter your email address for a chance to win a special prize each week. The sooner you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win! And by the way, as a special thank you for entering, I’ll be giving free tracks of my recording of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de lune”, which I recorded specially for this contest.
That’s it for now. Thank you so much for listening, and I hope you’ll join our family. And if you have a story you’d like to share, visit the contact page at amusicallife.com, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time, I’m Hugh Sung, and I wish you a musical life.