Sydney Guillaume, a pianist, composer and clinician who lives in Portland, has introduced Haitian culture and storytelling to the world by threading it throughout the classical music he scores and composes. Guillaume is a true musical genius. He’s presented at the Lincoln Center in New York, Carnegie Hall and the BBC (just to scratch the surface of his media attention). Since 2013, he has been the conductor of Imbroglio Sextet, a group of musicians from Haiti, Spain, Bolivia and the United States.
His latest concert from Baroque ensemble Les Dèlices is now streaming on Marquee TV, and it features the premiere of “A Journey to Freedom” by Sydney Guillaume, where Guillaume explains the idea behind his meditation on a 200 year struggle for freedom.