Xiao-Dong Wang (better known as "X") is one of the finest string chamber musicians in the world. In this episode, X talks to Chris Grymes about growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, when it was forbidden to listen to Western music, much less practice it. Through sheer talent, X emerged from China to win two major international competitions as an unknown, and was eventually recruited by Dorothy DeLay to join her in New York at the Juilliard School. X's story is fascinating and he is a wise and insightful interview subject. Enjoy!
Ed Jacobs is a composer, educator, and thinker. In this podcast, Ed talks to Open G Records founder Chris Grymes about music, his process, life, and a lot more.
While I was setting up mics, Nina and Scott played this lovely recap of the 2nd movement of the Brahms sonata in Eb. It's so beautiful to see them playing so easily and naturally together. Only a taste of what's to come!