"Through my own experience as a performer, I have witnessed ­music reaching others regardless of race, religion or language.  Human ­beings can connect to music written in the past because there is a ­common thread that connects us to that very human work of art.  ­However, the historical context of the work can create a barrier to connecting to the music of a past time.  With each day that passes, we move further away from the time and history of a composer like Bach.  I ­believe that ­contemporary music re-creates the thread to which we can connect back to past works of art.  Contemporary music makes music from all time periods more transparent to the listener and also to the ­performer." -Jennifer Koh ... read full bio