Embracing contemporary and classical music in the everyday world
Formed by a trio of award-winning Royal Academy of Music graduates, Platform Music is an ensemble whose artistic vision is to promote the role of contemporary classical music within mainstream culture, performing in venues from train stations and schools to concert halls.
Platform Music's core members are violinist Luke Hsu, violist Varinia Oyola Rebaza and cellist Sarah Catherine Gait. The trio met as postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK.
Platform Music has a focus on contemporary music while also interlinking their programme with works from the 11th century and beyond.
"The music being written now is often a very personal reflection of a composer’s experience of the world today. We believe this has a particular connection and relevance for us all, and we would love to give this music a bigger platform where it can reach and connect with the wonderful diverse and unique individuals who make up today’s society.
"Contemporary art and contemporary sculpture are often a key part of our public spaces and we would love contemporary music to share the same presence in our world."