As musicians, what we strive for most is for our work to make people feel something, whether it be a source of comfort or an exhilarating high.
Improvisation gives musicians an innate understanding of why composers make certain choices, develop a subconscious sense of style, cultivate discerned tastes in melodic lines, and form a complex vocabulary of harmony and resolution.
In my own experience I realized that being an artist was not a choice; it was who I was and who I am.
I have faith that classical music will remain as a great inspiration for the future – particularly if you play music you really love and identify with
It’s always a few notes, a phrase, a shared moment on stage, during which you know why you’re doing it all, at least as long as the music sounds… That can happen in every concert.
The inspiration seemed to just be programmed into my DNA