I always need to be truly excited for what I do on stage. In this very moment of a performance it is the most important thing in the world.
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I’m from a large family where music was part of family life. My parents
Success on the outside can only be achieved if you first of all recognize your own value inside.
As a musician, for myself the most successful moments I have are those brief flickers, when rehearsing a piece, when one suddenly understands a buried structure, mood, feeling or moment, and how it ties everything together and how to give clarity to that expression: those moments when, after studying, developing and rehearsing, one has a flash of insight.
I want aspiring musicians to know that there is not one singular way to be a musician and that there is not one path to take to be a musician. You can create the career you want! And even if you don’t want music to be your career, you can still be a musician
My favourite word for a musician is “trust”. We all practice very hard to have the requisite knowledge and skills. Trust is the ineffable ingredient. When we trust that what we communicate will resonate with the listener, that we don’t have to impress the audience, show off, or never miss a note, we will find our way to music’s essence.