While the printed score is in two-dimensional black and white, music is a living language. As musicians, we must bring the notes to life and express the music as a colorful, three-dimensional world.
Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? I have the vague memory of asking my non-musical
I think that we are called by the music. Sometimes we have to choose a piece because we are asked to, but I can say that in my life I have had the great luxury of being able to choose the pieces I really felt I had to play.
Have your ears open, your curiosity fresh, be disciplined in your practice, and keep the joy of playing/singing, always.
Surround yourself with inspiring people. Find a mentor or, better yet, find several! Never be afraid to keep learning. Perform music of all eras. Work with composers who are writing today.
Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? There was a piano in my grandmother’s place when