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Background... I am also from Perth. After completing my BMus (Hons) at UWA in 2006 I went to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne for three years. For the first half of 2010 I was an ANAM Fellow and am currently mid-way through a MMus at Yale University in the United States.

Most memorable performance... Without a doubt, performing the Lindberg Clarinet Concerto with the ANAM Orchestra and Brett Dean. It was such a thrill to perform one of my favourite works for the...

Pianists like the Norwegian Aksel Kolstad host shows that fuse stand-up comedy with classical concerts. Irina Vasilieva, a Russian-born pianist based in Australia, frequently organizes Cappuccino Café concerts in libraries and art galleries in Perth.

..... Even for conservatory-trained musicians, it is hard to find a full-time job, so young musicians are making up their own business plans, figuring out ways to incorporate their love of music with their social media skills and the entrepreneurial start-up/pop-up mentality that is second nature to millennials.

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Seven years ago Irina Vasilieva dreamed up the Cappuccino Concerts series, a brainwave that has since become an integral part of the Perth concert scene. What began as an opportunity to give performers a professional platform has been embraced by Perth audiences. The concerts are set in intimate venues like bookstores,...

Stefan Cassomenos has been tickling the ivories since the age of four. Here he tells Neos Kosmos his story of living behind the keys of a piano

"It's like an extension of myself," says pianist, conductor and composer Stefan Cassomenos of the piano. The keys of a piano are, to Stefan, another part of him, another way to express himself. He speaks another language - a musical language - that...