Who or what inspired you to take up conducting and pursue a career in music? After taking up the cello as a youngster I remember
Each concert is a creative construction. Bringing a shared pleasure and joy between the musicians and the audience I would say is my definition of a successful concert.
Believe in yourself and have integrity in what you do. I think the most honest artists tend to be the more successful ones and they’re also the ones who are most likely to be gainfully employed.
Study other great musicians of various styles and genres. Aim for excellence in your craft, and then find your own voice
My greatest challenge is also probably my greatest asset – my repertoire. Most classical audiences are unfamiliar with it, so it can be hard to actually find an audience. On the flip side, the fact that I play pieces that are seldom heard is also refreshing to most, so it does help me stand out!
The real joy is in the process of creating music – anything beyond that is a nice bonus.