By day, I’m an academic philosopher of science; by night, a prize-winning violinist.
As a musician my goal is to search for novel ways of communicating the deeper meaning of great works of classical music, both old and new.
My guiding belief is that music is not simply about emotion, as often believed, but about truth. However, without formal training in classical music, it be difficult to understand what precisely a composer is trying to say about the world.
In my Doppio Stile productions — Italian for both ‘two styles’ and ‘double style’ — I draw heavily on science and philosophy to offer audiences a bridge towards better understanding even the most inaccessible music. One ongoing production draws heavily on cosmology; and two that are at the design stage will, respectively, draw on evolutionary biology and psychology.