In the end, our goal is to get to the audience’s heart, to influence them in a positive and emotional way.
Get involved in as many things as you can, find the repertoire and stories which motivate you and bring these things to your audiences. Not everyone will love you; go where you are loved.
I wish my playing to feel like a musical hug for the soul
I am most proud of those performances when I am able to forget everything else and just become music
Being a musician for me is much more than something that I do; it is my life on many levels. It satisfies me emotionally and intellectually.
One of the things that most fascinates me in music is the manipulation of rhythm and pacing. I enjoy seeing how a composer sets up a sequence and expectations in a given phrase or section and then varies it to lead the listener to an unexpected place.