Hyung-Ki Joo, Composer, Pianist, Conductor

It seems that in spite of all the scientific evidence we have providing that classical music greatly benefits a child’s development, the only way to ensure that young minds and spirits will have access to it, is through initiatives like Ilona Oltuski’s GetClassical In School.  Music & Arts as an essential part of every child’s education, has been increasingly ignored by governments around the world, and I am moved and grateful to know that many youngsters will still grow up to be enriched human beings beings, due to their experiences with classical music. I know that my musical mentor, Yehudi Menuhin, would have blessed GetClassical In School with its entire being if he were alive to witness this today, and I will be honored to play any part in supporting this wonderful and indispensable gift to the community.