As part of Pride season, we are running a series of short podcasts providing an insight into the lives and experiences of LGBT+ leaders. These exceptional individuals come from a diverse range of backgrounds and will be sharing with listeners their experiences of LGBT+ inclusion in their respective industries, and also some ideas on what more allies can do to promote LGBT+ equality.
In this episode, Head of Communications and External Relations, Sasha Radoja speaks with composer, conductor and jazz pianist Raymond Yiu. This informative conversation focuses on LGBT+ inclusion, mentoring, classical music, composition and much more.
Raymond Yiu is an award-winning composer, jazz pianist, conductor and writer on music. First trained as an engineer his passion for music eventually led him to give up his 13-year career in I.T. to become a full-time composer. His music deals with subject matters ranging from orientalism/yellowface (The Original Chinese Conjuror) Tiananmen Square Massacre (Northwest Wind) and the AIDS epidemic (Symphony).
Listen to Ray's music.