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!
“I’m a huge fan of salon concerts. I love the intimacy of being in a small space with 20-50 audience members, sharing something immediate and tangible.”
#MeetTheArtist interview with @newmusicker Adam Marks #pianist
It’s a long quest and a process of building. You need to build your repertoire, your personality… to try to learn who you are as an artist. That all takes time. Search inside yourself, as most of what you have to say is already inside you from very early on.
I like to be curious and one of my biggest passions is to explore new (I mean unknown) repertoire, rare works that are not so often performed in the normal concert seasons throughout the world.
Study the score intensely then play as if you’re improvising.