The limitations on live performances. Social media has been lovely, but nothing beats the rush of sitting up straight, breathing out and playing that first note.
It is important when one is a performer to assert one’s personality through one’s own choice of repertoire. I try to assert my singularity by choosing pieces in agreement with my own sensitivity, but also by choosing works that are not often played or even unpublished
Live in the beauty of the incredible reality that music represents.
Let the music lead you, don’t try to lead it. Forcing a song to happen will only lead to being dissatisfied with what you’ve composed. Ignore the critic in your head and don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other composers. You bring your own sound into form; let that be your gift.
Before I play I try not to think too much about what I am going to do, hoping I have prepared well enough. Of course, that is very difficult to know until after the performance and there is always room for improvement.
To constantly better and improve myself as an artist in general. To reinvent myself constantly and not to be repetitive, to dare and to risk, to be openminded and original.