After living in Peru for the first few years of his life, Professor Jorge Grossmann and his family relocated to Brazil due to Peru’s then-climate of escalating violence and political uncertainty.
“[Brazil] was a completely different reality,” Jorge recalls. “Adapting to a new culture, a new language at a young age was very transformative—and of course, a new music, too.”
It was Jorge’s passion for music that would sustain him during this time of adjustment and would later take him across Europe, the United States, and as far as Turkey to teach and collaborate with musicians from around the world. “Sometimes language is a big barrier,” Jorge observes. “But when we talk about music, it’s very easy to connect. It doesn’t matter what culture or language—we speak the same language.”