Aaron Boscanin’s parents immersed him in the Portland, Oregon, music scene, taking him to concerts making sure he was exposed to classical and other types of performances the city had to offer.
“They wanted me to learn an instrument, and I liked the way the violin sounded,” said Aaron.
So, Aaron began studying violin at age 8. Over the years he participated in various youth music groups. At the age of 15 is when he really began to think he would he’d like to play violin professionally.
“Once I turned 15, I fell in love with it, I fell in love with music,” he said. “It’s a way for me to express everything I’m feeling without talking about it.”
He studied music in Canada on a full scholarship, majoring in violin performance at Canadian University College. He graduated in 2014, and came to New York last year.
Aaron credits one of his teachers, Cindy Petty of Music Celebrations International, with helping him explore the many possibilities of music performance.
“I learned everything from her. She’s my music mom,” said Aaron. “She taught me to love music. Not just playing, but expressing.”
Aaron would like to pass on that joy to others by helping promote classical music.
“I love classical music. Specifically, Romantic music,” he said, adding, “My ultimate goal is that I would like to see classical music featured more in pop culture.”
Aaron also has performed in musical theater, including Off-Broadway. There’s more spontaneity and improvisation with that, he said, adding that he would love to begin substituting for Broadway shows, too. He’s exploring other performance options as well, including playing violin with a singer-songwriter’s group. At some point, he said, he’d like to record an album and create his own show
“I like doing different things,” said Aaron.
But he’ll always be interested in promoting classical music, and hopes others will as well.
“As a classical musician, I see the beauty in what’s already written,” he said. “At the end of the day, classical music is entertainment. It’s important to see the relevance.”