Hello, my name is James and I've been composing casually for a few years now, and have enjoyed Classical Music in general for even longer. No formal training or anything, but would be nice to dedicate myself to it full-time.

My primary influences and favorites I'd say are Shostakovich, followed by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky, in no particular order.

Some aspects that I'm not very big on however are the business / marketing side of things, so if anyone has any experience or general tips in that area, that'd definitely be welcome to hear.