Life Changes Show
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.
Guest, CLARA HASLOP
In 2018 Clara made her Carnegie Hall debut as a top-prize winner of the AFAF International Concerto Competition and was invited to perform the Grieg piano concerto with the Kostroma Symphony in Russia. She has performed under noted conductors Uri Segal, Gaddiel Dombrowner and John Roscigno with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, L.A. Doctors Symphony and Virtuosi Brunensis Virtuosi Orchestra in Italy.
Clara was invited by Steinway & Sons in April 2020 to be their young showcase artist on the first Steinway Virtual Masterclass with Christopher O’Riley. She is a prizewinner of international piano competitions such as the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, International Youth Piano Competition, American Protégé International Piano Competition and Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition.
Major venues at which she has performed are Disney Hall, Carnegie Hall, Zipper Hall, Cypress Hall, Sala dei Notari (Italy) and the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center.
She has participated in numerous international piano festivals, including Music Fest Perugia in Italy, Puerto Piano International Festival in Puerto Rico, the John Perry International Piano Academy, Vivace Matera International Music Festival, International Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy, Aloha International Piano Festival and the Colburn Young Artists Summer Academy.
Clara was honored to receive a private lesson with Emanuel Ax at Disney Hall. She has performed in masterclasses with Gary Graffman, Simone Dinnerstein, Jerome Lowenthal, Oxana Yablonskaya, Alexander Kobrin, Jon Nakamatsu, John Perry, Arthur Greene, Roberto Plano, Alan Chow and Yoshikazu Nagai.
Clara has studied extensively with Rufus Choi, Dmitry Rachmanov and Ory Shihor. In the summer of 2019 she decided to pursue her undergraduate Piano Performance degree one year earlier than planned and completed both her Junior and Senior High School credits in one year to pursue her dream.
In 2020 Clara started at the Manhattan School of Music as a scholarship student of Prof. Jeffrey Cohen having been admitted at age 17, seven years after she began her piano studies.
Clara has created a transcription of Holst’s “The Planets” for solo piano and plans to perform concerts that include the entire Planets suite with pictures of up-close locations on each planet projected onto a screen. She loves to improvise and is also a writer – currently writing a dystopian trilogy.