Luka Okros, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I don’t really remember how exactly it started, as music has been with me my whole life. I heard music in my head and soon or later it needed to be let out. Luckily, we had an upright piano at home, so when I…

Jamie Bergin, pianist

It’s important to choose pieces that you love. I try to put pieces together that contrast in emotion and get different responses from the audience.

Frank Huang, pianist

As a performing musician and educator, I define success as having the ability to connect with audiences, irrespective of their backgrounds and experiences, and make classical music relevant to everyone. There is a story behind every composer and work—it is our duty as performers to remind the public that the music we devote so much time in practicing is filled with emotion and life.

Jonathan Ferrucci, pianist

Every time I play a piece for the first time is special. You never know what’s going to happen. It’s the moment in which the potential of a piece is revealed.