I have not followed an orthodox career, but have been lucky enough to be part of new and exciting works, often exploring the fusion between Arabic and western classical music.
I think it is important not to imitate. Why be a Chinese whisper of someone else when you can have you own voice.
a complete immersion into the art of music. Everyone helps each other and the performances are utterly exhilarating. Music@Menlo is like food for the musical soul. You leave a better musician, enriched and fulfilled.
To survive in the modern classical music world, one must be able to play all styles and composers well, and when I get repertoire requests, I never shy away from a challenge or from an opportunity to expand my artistic palette.
I see my music as largely built on the classical tradition, but – hopefully – exploring new possibilities within it.
Love music with all your heart, give it all your passion, and it will never let you down.