When one of your earliest memories is of your grandfather playing at Carnegie Hall, it is hard work just to carve out a place for yourself in your own family. Our guest, Composer David Serkin Ludwig does his namesake proud. Once named by NPR Music as one of the world’s “Top 100 Composers Under Forty,” David’s choral work “The New Colossus,” opened the private prayer service for President Obama’s second inauguration. Based in the creative cauldron of Philadelphia’s hot contemporary music scene, David Serkin Ludwig is chair of composition at The Curtis Institute of Music where he is also director of Ensemble 20/21 and Curtis SummerFest. He holds positions and residencies with nearly two dozen orchestras and music festivals in the US and abroad, and still makes time for his wife, acclaimed violinist Bella Hristova, and their four cats.