I started this blog with an intention to capture some of the wonderful conversations with musicians and creatives and educators that I feel privileged to have worked with, and learned from.

"In Conversation" especially celebrates the work of intercultural musicians fostering global change through music. It also explores aspects of health for musicians via interviews with various specialists, offering  practical advice for all musicians.

June 16, 2019

A soul-searching Sunday morning with rain aplenty. This week I chatted with Deepka Ratra, a dear friend and wonderful artist - as we recently worked together recording a song by Peter Macnamara for the upcoming  album release of  Sideband, in a cool trio...

March 30, 2019

My hometown Kazan, a beautiful city, located on Volga River is more than a thousand years old and rich in history and folk tales. Music is an important part of lives of Tatar people, it reflects their customs, history and national identity.

March 2, 2019

I'm grateful to be in touch with musicians from the Silk Road Global Music Workshop network, and am constantly inspired by the work from this group. Ceren is a violinist based in Boston who focuses on western classical and Turkish traditional music. In this interview s...

December 8, 2018

Interview with Montreal-based, freelancing multi-style oboist Jonathan Werk.

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