A Pint With Seaniebee
About This Show
A Pint With Seaniebee is an informal chat with creative folks who have lived, or are living brave, interesting and unconventional lives. We examine how their background and upbringing forged the path they went down; what decisions they took that made all the difference; what ideas they have to change the world in which we live; what life-wisdom they have garnered; and looking back, perhaps what they might change or what advice they might offer up to those following in their footsteps.
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Episode 58 - Russo has a pint with Seaniebee
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Today we sit down with one of the world’s greatest living accordionists - Rusmir Piknjač - who shares both his life story and some of his amazing work. Born in Sarajevo, he recounts the trauma of Yugoslavia’s disintegration and the terrible war that ensued. A refugee, he spent time in both Austria and Australia where, relying on his musical talent, he worked from the ground up to build a livelihood for his young family: a path that led from busking on the streets of Sydney to eventually setting up the renowned Aria music school there.
In 2004, a sudden brain aneurism (that briefly left him clinically dead) caused him to reconsider his life and look at things from a different perspective. Soon thereafter he relocated back to his homeland, where he set up a sister school to Aria. He believes in the power of music to unite people, drive multiculturalism and build hope for the future of all humanity.
Russo’s latest project – SASEVC – a violin competition, launched this year, that focuses on uncovering gifted young musicians – www.sasevc.malimozart.com
Russo's two music schools in Sarajevo and Sydney
The two pieces of music featured on the podcast:
1) Gankino Horo (Russo/Mirza)
2) Le Rindovani (Salzburg)
A Pint With Seaniebee
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Release date: August 10th 2017
Rated 5 out of
Really great insights into the music scene
Only one episode to review but it was a really interesting listen. Looking forward to the next one
Date published: 2016-01-08