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Blair Coron

Herbert Meets: Blair Coron 

Meet Blair Coron, Glasgow-based composer and pianist.

I saw a photo of Blair’s workspace on Instagram and   wanted to find out where it was, how Blair put it together and how important it was in Blair’s composition process and for him as an artist.  

For a podcast about blackboards, Nils Frahm, his hamster Pippin, the Scottish highlands and his EP DO/RE., listen here.


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Herbert’s ‘One’s To Watch’ | Eunbi Kim

Herbert’s ‘One’s To Watch’ | Eunbi Kim

Photo by Shervin Lainez

Who? Eunbi Kim @eunbikimpiano

What? NYC-based composer and pianist.

Why? Eunbi is an advocate for arts innovation and entrepeneurship (She has held a fellowship at the Manhattan School of Music’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship & was one of just 50 artists selected for the New York Foundation for the Arts’s 2012 “Artist as Entrepreneur” program), an expert on Haruki Murakami and his use of music in his novels and also a TEDx speaker.  read more

Sugar Vendil

Herbert Meets: Sugar Vendil

Herbert meets: Sugar Vendil

Meet Sugar Vendil, NYC-based pianist, multi-disciplinary artist and founder of The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP), a music ensemble that collaborates with visual artists, dancers, and fashion designers.

Herbert has been following Sugar for a while and was curious to find out more about her, her influences, what the inspiration was behind her fusing of fashion and classical music and her upcoming talk at SXSW 2018.   

Was there a ‘moment’ when you fell in love with classical music?   read more

Herbert’s ‘One To Watch’ | Ilya Beshelvi

Herbert’s ‘One To Watch’ | Ilya Beshlevi

Who? Ilya Beshelvi

What? Russian composer and pianist. 

There’s not a lot of info about this guy, but he’s only 25 and he’s pretty good.

He cites Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi as inspiration. Sometimes, the Einaudi ‘inspiration’ chokes beshelvi’s sound, and some of his output is not the most inspiring, but having said that I am very excited for what he might do and I would say – one to keep a tab on.   read more

violin case

What’s in My Violin Case | Yena Choi

What’s in my Violin Case: Yena Choi

Australia, China, UK, USA – the list of performance destination for rising violinist Yena Choi is ever-growing – and thanks to her stylish Instagram account: @yenachoiviolin – we too can follow along as she documents the journey of her instrumental sidekick.

With an on-the-go lifestyle comes just one limitation: the amount of items she can take along with her. Herbert asked Yena to share with us the essential items in her case that assist her on tour, with an insight into her hectic albeit charming lifestyle as an orchestral musician. read more

Devonté Hynes

Herbert Spotlight | Devonté Hynes

Herbert Spotlight | Devonté Hynes 

Herbert had to create a new type of feature to showcase the amazing work that Dev Hynes / Devonté Hynes / Blood Orange has just created. 

Photo by Bella Howard.

Dev / Devonté Hynes aka. Blood Orange has just finished an artist residency at NumeroVenti,– a studio in Florence for contemporary art and design development. The studio is also open to local and international artists for co-living and studio working space  read more

Herbert Picks: 5 Best Classical Music Playlists

Herbert Picks: 5 Best Classical Music Playlists

Herbert has been asked countless times to suggest ‘good’ classical music playlists.

Your wish is my command. So here we go: 5 best classical music playlists that we’re listening to at Herbert HQ right now.  

  1. Headphone Commute Daily 

Curated by: The author behind the brilliant Headphone Commute

What to expect? 

Good and broad selection of modern classical & electronic music. Mellow, calming – perfect for bathtime. 

Follow Headphone Commute on Spotify here  read more

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