I think the biggest challenge is to be able to ignite in my players and singers the desire to make the best music they are capable of. The task of the conductor can’t be micromanaging musicians all the time.
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.
My first love and most enduring influence was – and continues to be – the music of JS Bach. Of course I studied the piano as a child, but eventually I wanted to play Bach’s music on an instrument which he would have recognised
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
Be yourself, never give up, work hard and enjoy each and every experience. Having respect for the score and style of the composer is also a necessity.
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I was inspired by my fourth grade music teacher Bernice Parrott. I was very