One of my favorite things that I love to do as a musician is to develop recital programs. Chamber music friends and partners that have worked with me know that I have a tendency to plan for future repertoire even before we have even performed our current program! But to me, there is something inherently fun about this. In a way, curating concert programs is very similar to how prix-fixe menus are designed in a restaurant. Consumers are relying on the executive chef's knowledg
I recently wrote a blog post for Pianist Magazine on legato playing. Check it out here. Hope you find it to be helpful! Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed reading this post, please subscribe here to receive monthly email updates on my performing activities and blogs on lesser-known works and teaching.
Often times, when we encounter a technically challenging passage in a piano work, what is usually our first instinct in trying to solve it? Well, if you have been following my posts, I hope you would have considered hands separate and slow practice. Remember: working at a slower tempo and dissecting the parts separately will give you greater understanding on how the passage works. While slow practice is a great place to begin, it doesn't fully give you the mastery or confiden