Trust yourself, your values, and your ideas. At the same time, find people around you who you can trust to be honest with you and that genuinely want to help you with your development – listen to their advice. Study as much repertoire as you can and then find the pieces that you feel most passionate about.
I am an early 20th century fiend. My sweet spot is that blend of late impressionism, jazz, and the steely influence of the Machine Age.
Never underestimate the extent to which audiences are willing to hear something new, even if this sits outside of what they might be expecting.
Essentially, all life experiences culminate into artistry.
I enjoy presenting repertoire that is neglected and placing it with more well-known pieces – it can often make an interesting juxtaposition and show qualities in the works that perhaps otherwise go unnoticed
Use your time wisely….Also, go to concerts!