The biggest challenge came at the very beginning – to stay true to my technique and my natural voice, no matter what the greats of the opera business were saying when I just started out.
Success as a musician comes in many forms, but for me it lies in accomplishments.
it’s really not about me, the performer, but about something much bigger and I am just a messenger allowing music to flow through me
I feel that true success is when you can reach someone through music and make a positive emotional impact. Sometimes those experiences happen in unusual settings – like at a nursing home, or in a hospital setting, well under the radar and where there is no applause.
I write in a range of genres but I think I bring certain traits to all of them. I’ve always been drawn to complexity in rhythm and harmony, without abandoning tonality or meter entirely.
I think inspiration is a momentum state of mind. At least in my case. I like to think of each concert as a gift – especially in these bizarre times. I love letting go of any control and improvising when I am on stage.