Master at least one other endeavour to a professional level. You won’t be any less of a musician, it will almost certainly feed into your music-making, and it gives you an alternative if (God forbid) there is a repeat of 2020, or if you just change your mind as you get older. It’s harder to retrain later in life.
Success for us has a lot to do with communication with our audience whom we give to and receive from
I strive to perform all works with my heart and soul, but I suppose my best performances are of pieces which I particularly love, working alongside fabulous musicians
Always write what is true to you at that moment in your life. Do not try to copy or emulate others because someone tells you that is what is current or necessary.
There’s no grand vision with me, no poetic bullsh*t, I just get it done
The most successful experiences for me, whether they be performances or auditions, are the ones where I’ve allowed myself to give in entirely to the spirit of the moment.