Julian Gargiulo (center) with David Drake and Bill Davis

 

 

By: The Soho Loft Media Group for Digital Innovators

 

World-renowned pianist, composer, and recording artist Julian Gargiulo, also known as “Pianist with the Hair (http://www.pianistwiththehair.com/),” has been featured in this interview on Digital Innovators (https://digitalinnovators.tv/), a 30-minute television series highlighting thought leaders for bringing cutting-edge technology and innovations to life.

In this episode, Julian Gargiulo spoke with Digital Innovators host David Drake, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group Chairman, and co-host William “Bill” Davis, LDJ Capital Managing Director. Julian Gargiulo, named as a Steinway Artist, started the “Getting to Carnegie” competition with his goal to make classical music accessible and relevant to everyone.

‘Getting to Carnegie’, in a way, is like a metaphor for becoming the best that you can be. It is for professional musicians; it rotates between violin, cello, and voice. At the end of the evening, the audience is the one that chooses the winner. It’s Carnegie Hall meets America’s Got Talent.

Gargiulo also talked about his shared past with David Drake when he was regularly performing at The Soho Loft, which was David’s residence-cum-events place in New York. “It was an institution in New York. It was just a place where people would congregate and there was a different confluence of people that wanted to come together. The generosity there was incredible, Gargiulo said.

 

He also shared his musical soirée called “Chopin and Champagne” where different kinds of champagne are paired with particular pieces of Chopin. “It’s an informal and fun event where I talk a little bit about the music and we have a sommelier talk about the champagne in an intimate setting of one’s personal living space.

When asked about the future of classical music and its relevance for the new generation, Gargiulo noted that the perception towards classical music needed to change. “People want things that are interactive. Classical music can give that, but you have to give classical music a chance.

For the full interview, visit: https://digitalinnovators.tv/nasdaq/julian-gargiulo