Using music as a force for good is extremely important, especially given the current state of the world—for example, doing benefit concerts to help a charitable cause or non-profit organization.
Tag: American pianist
Elizabeth Newkirk, pianist
I am an early 20th century fiend. My sweet spot is that blend of late impressionism, jazz, and the steely influence of the Machine Age.
Jeffrey Biegel, pianist
The greatest challenges include my striving perhaps too hard for some results but allowing myself to evolve into whomever I am meant to be as a musician.
George Ko, pianist
Improvisation gives musicians an innate understanding of why composers make certain choices, develop a subconscious sense of style, cultivate discerned tastes in melodic lines, and form a complex vocabulary of harmony and resolution.
David Holzman, pianist
I am inspired by large, complex and mythical works where I can feel conversations-supportive or contradicting- between voices, hands and the rest of my body and mind. It started with Bach and Beethoven and gradually reached Schoenberg, Messaien, Wolpe and many others.
Russell Hirshfield, pianist
Pianists all face the challenge of making a career in a profession filled with a large number of exceptional artists, all vying for a small number of performance opportunities. Post-pandemic, I hope to see an increase in live performances; it’s just not the same listening to video recordings online.