Educators are role models. We must be living inspiration for our students. We don’t have all of the answers and never will, but can guide future generations through our experiences. This is how I hope interact with musicians of tomorrow.
Diving into the history of our craft allows us to perform and teach with a foundation. The investigative and problem-solving skills that we learn in the practice room are the same that are necessary to discover, ask, and resolve the great issues surround music and musicians from any era.
As a performer I hope to allow the listener/viewer to ask questions about themselves and the world in which we live. Performing allows me to life the variety of characters, atmospheres and textures I feel in my daily life in New York and abroad.
As I am writing this, I am riding back on Amtrak from performing with the Talea Ensemble at Brandeis University last night. The last piece on the program, Pierluigi Billone’s Mani.Long, was the cornerstone of the program, and had marked the third time this month that the ensemble had played the piece in concert. The process of […]
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