September 6, 2020

As many of you may well know, I am a staunch advocate of performing unfamiliar repertory, especially works by lesser-known composers. Coming soon this fall, I will be performing a recital program that explores the relationship between protest and music, Odyssey of Diss...

August 23, 2020

Today, I want to share with you some of the technological gadgets that I use to perform, specifically in chamber music concerts. As a pianist, I love performing with other musicians, but I always lament about having to carry a ton of sheet music, which can get really h...

July 21, 2020

I recently came across an article on Interlude about a response to Andras Schiff's controversial thoughts on the modern audience. Here is a quote from the concert pianist's book, Music Comes Out of Silence:

“….the quality and general culture of audiences has diminished...

June 24, 2020

I think I can say, for the most of us, that we often ask ourselves the following after we are done learning the notes and having a decent understanding of the fundamental musicianship of a new piece: what's next? How do we make it sound better?

With all of this qua...

May 26, 2020

We just finished the academic year here at Miami University. And what a long and challenging year it has been. I was recently asked to write an article for Pianist Magazine, sharing my experiences of teaching piano online. Check my post here. I hope you find it to be i...

March 22, 2020

It has been a difficult time for all of us during this COVID-19 health crisis. With so many people out of work and several businesses closed down, this pandemic has understandably created wide-spread panic and anxiety. 

As a performing musician, this crisis has imp...

January 30, 2020

In March, I will be presenting a showcase at the Music Teachers National Association Conference in Chicago on Henle's new edition of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas, edited by renowned pianist, Murray Perahia, and Norbert Gertsch. To me, this is a wonderful resource for as...

December 20, 2019

Lately, I have been using the G. Henle Verlag's sheet music app a lot when practicing and I am loving it! There are so many possibilities when inputing comments in your scores. Here is a tutorial video explaining how to annotate and customize your markings.

Thanks for r...

December 2, 2019

In 2020, the world will celebrate the 250th birth year of one of the greatest classical music composers: Ludwig van Beethoven. I will take part of the festivities and perform one of his most iconic piano masterpieces, Variations and Fugue in E flat Major, Op. 35, "Eroi...

November 18, 2019

I wrote another blog post for Pianist magazine on how to stay motivated when practicing the piano. I hope you find my suggestions to be helpful!

Happy Practicing!

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