Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Renzo, I’m an Italian pianist, composer, artist and acoustic engineer. I am currently based in Munich, where I work as a Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Engineering Specialist at the Research and Innovation Center of BMW Group.
At the same time I compose indie-classical, cinematic and electronic music that I perform worldwide.
My creative process involves an interrogation of the dichotomy of music and science, which inspires my commitment on questioning about human perception.
What do you consider your distinctive achievement?
To live my everyday life in a permanent transition and constant dialogue between two apparently distant domains: the art of music composition/performance and the science of engineering research/design.
Since my youth, I was always told that it is not possible to pursuit excellence in different domains such as music and science. However, I always felt a sense of belonging to both of them, therefore I have never considered to abandon one of the two. And my story, among others, proves that it is possible.
What are you looking forward to?
Being enlighten with novel emotional conditions that I never experienced before.
Keeping understanding my boundaries through inspiring people who have already overcome them.
Letting my music portrays all of this.
Which advice would you give to other professionals?
To listen to our inner silence and to give it a voice.
To be brave and to leave the safe haven whenever the instinct suggests to do so.
“To forge meaning and build identity”, as Andrew Salomon uses to say. And most of all, to act, because it’s the only way we have to shape our future.
What are the challenges we need to overcome to make cultural entrepreneurship more accessible?
We need to reach out everyone who underestimates or ignores the essential contribution that cultural activities has on humans. It is important to show what cultural entrepreneurship can foster, not only in terms of its revenues, but rather in relation to its profound and aesthetic values. We shouldn’t forget that cultural entrepreneurship is also a way to challenge and question people in order to elevate their souls.
It’s a noble mission and it’s worth every effort.