Q&AWhen did you start dancing? I was 8 years old. My father was teaching me in the backyard of our house.Why did you start dancing? We are a big family — 11 children — my parents had only what they knew to offer us at that point and Ballet was that gift.Which dancer inspired you most as a child? Nureyev and Baryshnikov.Which dancer do you most admire? Nureyev. … [Read more...] about Isaac Hernández answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Q&AWhen did you start dancing? I started dancing right around the age of nine.Why did you start dancing? My sister, Lia, was a student at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Our family had moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, so that she could study there. I had always enjoyed sports — soccer and karate especially — and I happened to see a men’s class. I asked my parents … [Read more...] about Jeffrey Cirio answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Q&AWhen and why did you start singing? When I was a kid… I come from a musical family, and so music has always been a part of who I am. But I got serious about singing in high school when people told me girls would think I was cute. So my love for singing began there, really.Which singer inspired you most when you were young and which singer do you most admire? Oh gosh … [Read more...] about Lawrence Brownlee answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… singers’ edition!
Q&AWhen did you start playing an instrument? I was five years old.Why did you start playing? Because I was given a little piano in my house.Which musician inspired you most when you were young? Lenny Bernstein.Which musicians (instrumentalists or singers) do you most admire? Joshua Bell and Placido Domingo.What’s your favourite piece to conduct? Every place … [Read more...] about Riccardo Frizza answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Conductors’ Edition
Q&A in italianoWhen did you start singing? When I was 13 or 14 I started singing Georgian and Russian folk songs with my sister who was played the piano.Why did you start singing? My father used to sing in a folk chorus, but not as a professional singer, it was just a hobby for him. But in my father’s family singing was a tradition, and therefore in our family … [Read more...] about George Gagnidze answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition