I play; I also teach. I haven't done as much as I can with my music, but I've finally got my head out of my ass and I'm working on getting some of my originals published.
Chopin is the God of music; Liszt is his Prophet. I also like the Big Three: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven. I consider one ragtime composer, Scott Joplin, to be Classical as well; the influence of Chopin on his music is subtle, but you can hear it if you know what you're listening for.
My dream is to play Chopin's Ballade in G minor, Op. 23. This is the greatest piece of music ever written. My previous goal, Liszt's Liebestraum #3, has been conquered. So now it's time for a real challenge.