American composer Philip Glass confesses that he is “not a teacher” but says: “The best thing I can give [the protégée] is my time and attention. He explains that “the most important teachers for me were living teachers. That would have been Ravi Shankar, Alla Rakha, and another would have been Madame [Nadia] Boulanger.” For his young Peruvian protégée, Sasaki, the mentorship programme will be life-changing. “All the experiences will allow me to grow in many levels, as an artist and as a professional composer.”
The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative was created to assist extraordinary, rising artists to achieve their full potential by pairing them with great masters for a year of creative collaboration.