I’m Liv. I’m a cellist and ethnomusicologist. I grew up in Manchester, studied classical music (cello and piano) and now live in Edinburgh, UK.
In the year 2000, I began to study non-Western musics and became interested in different ways of learning, after years of classical training and even more years’ teaching young people to play the cello.
I was suddenly a beginner all over again!
Read about my musical journey from West to East and join me as I continue to discover music and the people who create it.
Liv’s Music World grew out of my curiosity about music.
It’s for anyone who, like me, loves music and loves living in a diverse, multi-cultural world. I believe that a shared curiosity about music is a great starting point for connecting people. I hope you find something to spark your interest, as I share my musical encounters with you.
What do the following have in common: ‘She Loves You’ by the Beatles; ‘Waltz’ from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’; ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ from ‘Mary Poppins’; ‘Take 5’ by Dave Brubeck; Elgar’s Cello Concerto; ‘Clapping Music’ by Steve Reich; West African drumming; Chinese Silk and Bamboo music; Indian classical music and Indonesian Gamelan?
Answer: they are all part of Liv’s Music World! To find out more, see articles, playlists and (soon) podcasts.
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