Dmitry Shostakovich, a Russian composer of the 20th century. I've had the chance to play quite a few of his pieces including Symphony 5, and the famous Quartet 8. He quickly became one of my favorite composers. Within his music lay tales of strife and sadness that never fails to upset me. I would love to have the chance to pick his brain about his life, and exactly where the inspiration for his tremendous pieces come from.