Olli Mustonen is music’s ultimate triple threat – a virtuosic pianist, an extraordinary conductor, and an outstanding composer. He speaks about his start playing the harpsichord from the age of 5 in his native Finland, as well as sharing a story that a misprint in a program led him to having to rearrange one of his chamber works for full orchestra, and how he prefers the simple word “musician” to cover his many talents.

This conversation is from 2016 when he was visiting Australia to guest direct the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

  • Jazz In Conversation: Jonathan Zwartz

    Each Friday, Barry O’Sullivan invites a studio guest onto Friday’s A Jazz Hour at noon. This week’s guest is double bassist Jonathan Zwartz. He is also a composer, arranger, producer, songwriter, and live music advocate! His debut album won two Bell awards, and his second and third albums have ARIA awards. Barry and Jonathan will discuss his music, its influences and his current tour with his latest album ‘Another Dance’.