Itâ€™s not every day that you find a classical composer whose parents didnâ€™t ask, â€śHowâ€™s the fugue coming along, Timmyâ€ť when he was 5.
At 5, Dan Visconti was playing violin, but two months later he quit. It wasnâ€™t until he turned 18 that he started really listening to classical music.
A few years later he was composing it, but mixing in a lot of rock, jazz and blues. WKSUâ€™s Vivian Goodman chatted with the Cleveland Arts Prize winner in a practice room at the Cleveland Institute of Music: