For me, success is when I can forget myself and be at one with the music.
a complete immersion into the art of music. Everyone helps each other and the performances are utterly exhilarating. Music@Menlo is like food for the musical soul. You leave a better musician, enriched and fulfilled.
success is journeying towards ever more authentic and creative personal expression – never copying but searching for its own inner pearl. If this expression is sincere and profound, in agreement with our soul, the public will feel it
Every time we pick up our instruments or walk on to a stage, we have the privilege of creating, communicating and sharing. Figuring out what kind of musician you want to be is the first step and then comes the path of constant searching and discovering.
I believe that a musician can feel accomplished and successful as long as he/she is staying faithful to his/her own values and beliefs: make music the best you can, love the music you are making and make other people love it; communicate and move people with your music.
Who or what inspired you to take up the piano, and make it your career? That visceral excitement that you get listening to a live performance. I felt transported to another realm and was determined that when I grew up I would be able to inspire this in an audience. Who or what were the…