a complete immersion into the art of music. Everyone helps each other and the performances are utterly exhilarating. Music@Menlo is like food for the musical soul. You leave a better musician, enriched and fulfilled.
To survive in the modern classical music world, one must be able to play all styles and composers well, and when I get repertoire requests, I never shy away from a challenge or from an opportunity to expand my artistic palette.
know your strengths and weaknesses, and find your true voice as a musician
Don’t be afraid to make your own path – what awaits you on the other side will be the most rewarding!
Certain works move me most deeply when I have the privilege to play them; Any of the Bach solo Sonatas and Partitas, Faure’s 2nd Violin Sonata, Bruckner’s Viola Quintet, Schubert’s G Major Quartet, Mozart’s G Minor Viola Quintet, Stravinsky’s Dithyrambe, and Bach’s Art of Fugue are particularly meaningful to me.
To coincide with this year’s Music@Menlo festival, an internationally acclaimed chamber music festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, founded by David Finckel and Wu Han at Menlo School, Meet the Artist will feature a series of interviews with participating artists, commencing on 2 July with violinist Aaron Boyd. Visit the Music@Menlo website for full…