Keep trying out different styles of playing and play with lots of different types of musicians, as you don’t know what might shape you, or who you might meet and what opportunity that might later present you with.
Author: The Cross-Eyed Pianist
Annalise Lam, violinist
don’t be afraid to explore many genres of music on your instrument. The violin might not be used in ‘metal’ music, but you can certainly get a grungy sound from it if you explore!
Julia Dos Reis, jazz violist
For me success is reaching a point where I feel I can best express myself though composition and improvisation
Theo Magongoma, baritone
I enjoy challenges and love learning new works. The Art Song is also a form of vocal composition that I love to perform for its more intimate chamber music character.
Eric Nelson, Artistic Director, Atlanta Master Chorale
Listen to the best artists on your instrument that you can find.
Dom La Nena, composer, cellist & singer
Each album has a different story, a different creative process. My music has something very intimate and ultimately completely personal. Each album represents a little piece of me, like a photograph of a moment, a period of my life, a feeling…