PODCAST: Bryce Milano
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Fifth-semester Berklee student Bryce Milano began playing the mandolin when he was 9 years old, with an early interest in bluegrass and American folk music. A Philadelphia native, he began exploring genres from around the world, from gypsy jazz to Bulgarian folk. As a teenager, Milano performed around the U.S., sitting in with artists such as David Grisman and Darol Anger. A few months after beginning his studies at Berklee in fall 2010, he was invited to New York's Lincoln Center to accept ASCAP’s Lieber and Stoller Scholarship for his performance studies. Milano incorporates the myriad musical influences of his youth through his own compositions. By weaving in and out of contemporary and traditional styles, and utilizing unique instrumentation, MIlano aims to make music that will obscure the distinctions between musical genres across the globe.