Alice Herz-Sommer

Alice Herz-Sommer was a holocaust survivor who died in 2014 at the age of 110.  At the age of 106, she was still practising 3 hours per day and credits music with saving both her life and her son's life during the holocaust.  She survived Theresienstadt concentration camp by giving over 100 concerts in the camp along with other musicians.   

Alice is an inspiration on so many levels but most notable is her incredible courage and optimism.  You can learn more about Alice by reading her best-selling book called A Garden of Eden in Hell.  In the meantime, please enjoy the video below and marvel at this incredible woman!

Ricker Choi

Ricker has been described as an “emerging artist” in a 2008 Toronto Star news article and is the founder of Music Heals!  His vision for Music Heals! is to contribute to the needy in Society through fundraising concerts.    Some of the charities that have benefited from Ricker’s fundraising concerts include the Sick Kids Foundation, World Vision Canada, the United Way, and Oxfam.  At Leading Note Music we are very inspired, not only by the playing of this “emerging artist” but by his generous spirit and we urge you to attend one of Ricker’s upcoming concerts whose details you will find at  In the meantime, please enjoy the YouTube videos below or go to his site for even more music and inspiration.


2Cellos is inspiring for the way in which they are able to bring classical music into the pop/rock world.  Please enjoy their renditions of U2's With or Without You below.