The idea behind the album was to create a coherent set of compositions that indulged my love of piano but also explored the orchestral potential of the instrument.
If people heard the power of classical music played at this tuning they would feel something much deeper in their gut rather than perceiving it as intellectual music, that would probably help draw more people in.
Success to me is going on to a stage knowing that I am totally prepared: I have put the work in and come off at the end of the performance knowing that I did my absolute best on that day.
I think that if we want classical music to reach out to younger people, we have to be able to welcome them in the first place. And by that I mean that any form of adaptation, manipulation, sampling of classical works, has to be seen in a positive light, rather than as a menace to their integrity.
I take everything as a chance to learn something
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life