By Matthew Fava

CMC Ontario has been collaborating with the artistic team at the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra on an ambitious Composer Fellowship Program, which has expanded in 2020 to feature two composers, including Luis Ramirez. Composer, pianist, and conductor Luis Ramirez moved to Toronto in 2018 to pursue graduate studies and has quickly established himself within the region as a creative and collaborative artist. As the HPO program gets underway, Luis and I found some time to message one another about his artistic life, and experiences with the HPO thus far.