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
The greatest challenge is for me to try to believe in myself and to follow my need to express myself through music, because it has always been necessary to me, like breathing, like talking.
the greatest source of inspiration is always in the score; there is no need to look anywhere else
“I think a challenge for all pianists is the sheer amount of repertoire you encounter, and the number of notes entailed in playing most of it.”
#MeetTheArtist interview with pianist Michael Dussek
I think the biggest influences on my musical life were all these teachers who gave everything to their students and without whom I don’t think I would have fallen in love with music the way I did.
I try to keep things as varied as possible (for my own sake). It’s very important to me to present programmes that make sense as a whole, with some kind of logic, and which provide continuity to the listener. I mostly pick works that I feel very strongly about when it comes to performing: there are many works I love that do not love me back!