Igor explains why he composes his music not only for a moment but for a lot of nice moments and for everyone.

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What does music mean to you personally?

Music is my life, my work. I could be working in another profession someday, but music makes me feel realized.

Do you agree that music is all about fantasy?

Sometimes. Music can be fantasy depending about my purposes, interpretation. But it means real feelings sometimes. This is conditioned by my composition's style, objectives.

If you were not a professional musician, would would you have been?

I like psychology. Maybe someday I'll study psychology, but I love music.

The classical music audience is getting old, are you worried about your future?

Yes, there are few opportunities nowadays. I wish I had orchestras, film directors to play my music at the moment. I think preserving music culture means keeping orchestras. Reducing the music production, music in the present, music in the past, we can lose cultural identity in the future.

What do you envision the role of classical music to be in the 21 century? Do you see that there is a transformation of this role?

There is always a transformation about the role of classical music. New technologies, equipment. New knowledge must be achieved. The most important , people's name must be mentioned when they are creating music, playing music. This is the best way to bring listeners closer. The role of classical music is to be able to bring listener closer them.

When I say that classical music is searching for new ways or that the classical music is getting a new face, what would come to your mind?

I just believe that we can't break the old forms. I believe in some topics to develop the classical music. Studying old books about music. Keeping the old knowledge. Writing different analyzes, different interpretations. New searches and new features. The most important , I must never forget my feelings.

Do you think that the classical musician today needs to be more creative? Whats the role of creativity in the musical process for you?

Yes, it needs a better focus. Tv, internet, smartphones scatter the attention of the composers, musicians.

Creativity is the main thing. It needs attention. The composer needs understand some things before. How can I begin a composition ? How can I finalize my compostion ? My choices to develop the composition. Theses questions come before the score.

Do you think we musicians can do something to attract young generation into the classical music concerts? How will you proceed?

Naturality, creativity and feelings, expression in music, always. My music themes, variations, development, all these steps can't be prolonged, exhaustive. My music must be sentimental or intense with dynamics. Young listeners feel bored if music ideas are going slowly.

Tell us about your creative process. Do you have your favourite piece (written by you) How did you start working on it?

My favourite pieces: Notturno I and Expectation.

About Notturno I. Before the first theme, I was thinking in classical harmony involved in a romantic melody, an introspective idea and dreamer idea at the same time. A solid phrase and it's changed with dreamer arpeggios.

About Expectation: Before the first theme and during the piece conception I was thinking about images in my head. A tree leaf flying in the air. The melodic intervals leading the way to the flight and landing.

We, Moving Classics TV, love the combination of classical music with different disciplines: music and painting, music and cinematography, music and digital art, music and poetry. What do you think about these combinations?

I love these combinations. I love music for films. Most of my music I think about pictures. I can imagine pictures in my head when I’m compounding a piece.

Can you give some advice for young people who want to discover classical music for themselves?

I don't know if only one rule is valid to everyone. I like music. I like to feel the music to know who I am, what I want, thinking good ideas, always, for any jobs. I can say.. feel the music, think about it, day by day, a lot of moments of your work, of your weekend. Let the music be part of your routine.

Now it is a common practice in the media to talk that the classical music is getting into the consumption business, do you agree? We are speaking about the supply and demand rules and how to sell your “product” in your case your compositions. How do you see it?

Music business must be done in a original form.

A composition, a recording, a music performance. These elements can't be used without author's name. The music is in the media, but musicians and composers too.

Human beings create and control the product. Product can't control humans

Do you have expectations what regards your listeners, your audience?

Yes, I hope everyone listen to my music not only for a moment, but I hope they may have a lot of nice moments, looking for quality of life, well-being. I hope everyone


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