Not to look for success but to share the happiness of making music and to touch the audience with one’s sincerity.
… treat every performance as equally important. It’s so easy to say the “big gigs” are the big ones. Of course they are. But the little ones matter just as much. Even more, perhaps
Hard work and reliability. They’ve stood me in very good stead always. Also try to be a friendly and pleasant colleague, but don’t be afraid to stand up for things you think to be essential. Nicely. Don’t EVER be a diva.
When work and performance opportunities are clear and flowing, there is the challenge of meeting the needs of the music, but this is exciting and stimulating and often finds its own solutions.
I love the energy that a singer transmits, the depth of the interpretation and the truth of what is told through music.
Never be afraid to experiment and deviate from the norm!