There is no previous performance of the same work. We just live it now. And we let the audience live it with us together.
“I’m a huge fan of salon concerts. I love the intimacy of being in a small space with 20-50 audience members, sharing something immediate and tangible.”
#MeetTheArtist interview with @newmusicker Adam Marks #pianist
I love music that makes me feel so completely immersed and joyful that nothing else in that moment really matters. Music that takes you on a journey and can completely alter your mindset. As a composer, I suppose those attributes have started to seep into how I put a big emphasis on melody.
After many years of conducting masterclasses on a professional level, and mentoring and coaching advanced young musicians, my definition of success is helping these students achieve entrance to music colleges and succeeding in the career they pursued.
It’s a long quest and a process of building. You need to build your repertoire, your personality… to try to learn who you are as an artist. That all takes time. Search inside yourself, as most of what you have to say is already inside you from very early on.
The closest thing to perfect happiness is the knowledge that you are holding the audience rapt during a performance, particularly in a highly expressive slow movement where the silence is almost audible behind the notes.