I search for inspiration in my daily life and treat every gig as if was the first time.
When I think about my performances or recordings the feeling I get is that each one was special in some way. I put something unique into every performance.
The challenge is to enter the deep well of the score, the fulfilment comes when you reach a complete empathy with the players in real time, and this can possibly make the music spring.
To me success can be both artistic and professional and I believe it is important to make this distinction. This said, I feel the best success I wish to have is to artistically fulfil my aspirations and, because of that, be admired and respected by audiences and musicians alike. Fingers crossed!
I believe that a musician can feel accomplished and successful as long as he/she is staying faithful to his/her own values and beliefs: make music the best you can, love the music you are making and make other people love it; communicate and move people with your music.
I love the energy that a singer transmits, the depth of the interpretation and the truth of what is told through music.