#113 Alexis Ffrench: The Culture in Classic

Content is Queen is proud to present you with the Black Kings this season in collaboration with the Social Mobility Commission.

Welcome to the Wanna Be podcast where you can get a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel Morgan

This is a special Black History Month mini-series that we’ve put together for you. I would like to give a huge thank you to the Social Mobility Commission who have helped me explore how early life opportunities can improve or hinder your chances in life.

According to a poll they released 44% of people say that where you end up in society is largely determined by your background. Through this series, I hope you come to learn how each guest has leveraged their opportunities to create a better life for themselves in spite of their background and circumstances.

Onto this week’s incredibly talented guest. Alexis Ffrench is a Contemporary composer, pianist and producer. Alexis started playing the piano at just 4 years old. His aptitude for the instrument placed him at the Royal Academy of Music and he received a scholarship to train at The Purcell School, Britain's oldest specialist music school before training at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Alexis’ music is like a warm hug that has the ability to calm the brain and soothe you into a flow state.

In today’s episode, we explore the origins of his talent, how he’s navigated a career in classical music. He reveals how he blended his culture and training to develop his unique style of music. We also uncover the power of authenticity in determining what ‘good’ sounds like. You’re gonna love it.

Ohh I feel blessed and highly favoured to have spoken to Alexis today. His story and journey is truly inspiring and he is a testament to what happens when talent and opportunity collide and the result is a groundbreaking career. You can follow Alexis on social media @AlexisFfrench and check out his latest album Dreamland.

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