I had the great pleasure of doing this latest Artist Portrait interview with pianist Matthew Odell—and face to face too! He is an energetic and down to earth person who inspired our students and teachers during his workshop, masterclass, and performance at EAC a couple of weeks ago.
He’s also a busy person. He has . . . → Read More: Artist Portrait: Matthew Odell
It’s good for your health as a musician to be in the company of other good musicians. I don’t think I could really exist as a musician without that.
And, pianist Shai Wosner practices what he preaches! He is currently off an a European tour playing trios by Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert . . . → Read More: Artist Portrait: Shai Wosner
This Artist Portrait comes to you in a bit of a different format. Because of Reuel’s tour schedule, we were unable to video Skype our interview. So, we talked on the phone & emailed each other and the result is what you read here. Enjoy!
When I first listened to Musicophilia by Reuel Meditz, I . . . → Read More: Artist Portrait: Reuel Meditz
Adam Gyorgy grinned as we began our Skyping. I could imagine that he had just bounded into the room. “ I’m sorry we are late. [we weren’t] I was at Carnegie Hall doing some pre-recording. We comb our hair, we look in the mirror. We want to adjust our playing we listen to ourselves. . . . → Read More: Artist Portrait: Adam Gyorgy
As a very little girl, Lara Downes remembers going to pre-school music classes. “There was a little boy who was not paying attention and making trouble. He was around under the piano and she (the teacher) was dealing with him. And, I just remember thinking, how could he not be having fun? This is so . . . → Read More: Artist Portrait: Lara Downes
Last week, singer songwriter Sarah Fimm and I chatted via Skype about what drew her into music, her teachers and mentors, helping young artists, her new album Near Infinite Possibility, and her life in music. She was extremely gracious and candid, and a delight to talk with. She confirmed my belief that the things . . . → Read More: Artist Portrait: Sarah Fimm