Musicians

We believe talented musicians deserve to be heard and heard from

DeDe Wedekind

Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter, DeDe Wedekind, is a voting member of the Recording Academy who lives in Houston, Texas. She was recently named the Adult Contemporary…

Ilaria Ribezzi – Italy

Ilaria Ribezzi is from the small town of Puglia in Sud, Italy.  Growing up, her family lived humbly and simply, but they had excellent…

Elisabet Franch – Spain

Elisabet Franch was born in Sant Cugat del Vallès, which is a charming city right next to Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.  She is a…

Jordan Shangkuan Ong

Jordan is an award-winning film composer, virtuoso, recording artist, and teacher. In this interview, he covers his many career highlights, current projects, and future…

Brian Johnston – USA

Brian Johnston decided at the age of 12 he wanted to pursue a music career as a serious musician. Fast forward to today, Brian…

Alicia Shirley

APPLAUSE TO THE MUSICIAN TRAILER – ALICIA SHIRLY, PIANIST, PEDAGOGY EDUCATOR (2019)   Recipient of the 2008 Texas Music Teachers Association Teacher of the…

Victoria Kramr

Join Jerry Pollio from Applause to the Musician as he sits down to chat with young pianist Victoria Kramr. Victoria is a full-time student,…

Art Gottschalk

Art Gottschalk has quite the list of accomplishments, and while he has played the trombone and composed since he was very young, he didn’t…