As performers mostly of the works of dead composers, we are in a constant battle between temporality and timelessness. Music in a life performance exists in vibrations for a fleeting moment and then gone. The goal is to make these moments speak a Truth.
Tag: interviews with concert pianists
István Székely, pianist
My success is when I can transmit something that a genius composed
Leon Gurvitch, pianist & composer
I do not have any definite repertoire strategy. In my case I compose or arrange new pieces and as soon as I think they are mature for the stage, I add them to my program and try them out in live performances.
one of the challenges for me is …to get into the mind of every composer I want to play, and to truly – as much as I personally believe I can – understand the works I perform