As an interpreter I also feel a very strong sense of responsibility in communicating the scores I play, in being their voice, so the audience can hear them. I don’t think one can ever feel like they have “arrived” in this job. What is so thrilling is what is around the corner, and the hard work you need to be ready to get there.
The Ondes Martenot is a very sensual instrument, with an incredible sonic palette. I discovered it when I was studying piano at the Strasbourg Conservatory
I am at my best in works that require deep concentration, a good sense of long structures and continuous, unbroken tension. I am least comfortable with miniatures and character pieces.
Everything you experience in life goes into your music and your interpretations. Talking with friends, reading books, going to the theatre, travelling, seeing a movie, reading the news, experiencing the tragedy of this awful pandemic….all of that ends up in what you produce later on at the piano.
Your own compositions are like your baby. It is the hardest and simultaneously the most beautiful thing to let them go and open them up to numerous interpretations.
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life