Neoclassical Suite is a column that will present 7 recent, distinctive tracks of the neoclassical-modern classical-contemporary -and beyond!- music field. 

The Players

Francisco Casarotti


Francisco Casarotti is a self-taught pianist and composer from Montreal, Quebec. He was born in Argentina but moved to Canada with his family when he was only 12.

After playing the guitar and drums as a teenager, he fell in love with the beautiful sound of the piano when he was 18 years old and it quickly became his favorite instrument. In 2019, he started composing his own music after spending a few years posting videos of himself covering pieces from other composers on social media.

His first single called “The Emerging Light” was released on May 15, followed by “Motion” on August 7, 2020.

Francisco finds inspiration in nature and life experiences. His music is influenced by modern-classical / minimalist pianists such as Ludovico Einaudi, Joep Beving, and Yann Tiersen.

2 Chamadas Não Atendidas

(neoclassical, instrumental)

2 chamadas não atendidas (2 unanswered calls), a Portuguese instrumental music trio of piano, euphonium and oboe, is now presenting its first record of originals.The trio, André Louro (piano), Gonçalo Marques (euphonium) and Artur Rouquina (oboe) writes and performs new Portuguese instrumental music for a broader audience. Their themes and moods are inspired by the playfulness and simplicity of everyday life – O paninho, Aquário e Carregado – or the friendly familiarity of the idiomatic – Oh, Zé, Ai Bonitinha and Porreiro Pá.2 chamadas não atendidas have the support of the classical radio station Antena 2.

Near The Parenthesis

(neoclassical, ambient, downtempo)

Near the Parenthesis creates ambient electronic and modern classical music. His reflective, expressive melodies, usually created by pianos or guitars, are often underpinned by heavily detailed beats and glitches, as well as field recordings and sampled voices. His music impressively achieves a duality between relaxation and excitement, balancing comforting ambience with wistful melodies and intricate production.


(Music composed by Francois Mathian)

(neoclassical, cinematic)

I’m a french-born and australian modern-classical and electric violinist, composer, music producer and original performer. My music aims at shining the light on organic instruments, in particular strings, by supporting them with modern sounds and arrangements.

Inspired to learn piano and violin at an early age by my mother who was a violinist and a science professor, I grew a taste for performing, and especially improvising music.

After a classical training, I became part of multiple French bands as a jazz and rock violinist (Hoy, Payou Rabalat, Liane Edwards, Trapettistes, Malbonheurs, CKoinC, Corcovado Trio). Since moving to Australia, I now produce and release my own music and also compose music for soundtracks.

Dan Michaelson

(neoclassical, epic music)

Dan Michaelson is a London based musician, composer and creative instrumentalist. Acclaimed for his unique take on sparse beauty and emotional weight, his Epic Minimalism spans film, television and recorded album projects. “The laureate of emotional desolation” Uncut “Michaelson is a master” The Times “A miserabilist masterpiece” The Telegraph “Michaelson is a master of the bleak atmosphere” Q “Melancholic gold” Mojo

MDJ Matthias De Jaeger

(neoclassical, solo piano)

I’m MDJ – Matthias De Jaeger. A pianist and composer living in Ghent (Belgium).

I compose and perform romantic, peaceful, and filmic piano songs telling a story.

I also create my own artwork & videoclips.

Floraleda Sacchi

(Music composed by Ludovico Einaudi)

(neoclassical, crystal harp)

Floraleda is a musician, composer and producer who creates her own musical world blending acoustic harp and electronics, classical, minimal and pop.

Trained as a classical musician, she won 16 prizes at international competitions, received in 2018 a Latin Grammy – with the project Magica y Misteriosa for Harp and Strings -, played at Carnegie Hall New York and in top venues all around the world as one of the most sought-after harpist of her generation.

She recorded for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and then she created her recording label, Amadeus Arte, where she started writing her own music combining electronics, looper and fx pedals to the harp developing a unique sound and a new artistic identity. Her first project in this direction (Darklight, 2017), was on top of charts in several counties of the world.

The Music

Christos Doukakis