” I find that Bach is appealing to a lot of different audiences. It really hits people at their core in different ways, but it also creates a meditative space. I just feel like I can play it, and it reaches people. “


” I remember when I gave my first recital. I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness, people are coming to hear me.’ I didn’t expect anyone to come, and then the whole hall filled up. Of course, it wasn’t a big hall, and some of the people were my friends and family. “


” Sometimes if the point of a piece of music is to open a conversation with other people, it’s really hard to open that conversation if you’re telling people exactly what to do or feel or think. “


” Something new has the chance to speak to someone immediately. There isn’t this expectation of what they’re about to hear, so people can be really captivated, really quickly. “


” If you think about it – if you watch a gymnast compete, you don’t see their training behind the scenes. You just see the competition. You see the final result when it’s polished. And that is very much what people experience with concerts. They go to the concert. And they see the final version. “


” You’re not supposed to stop and listen and spy on people practicing. It’s supposed to be a private thing. But it’s when you come face-to-face with yourself and you look for your flaws and you try to fix them yourself, it’s a really intimidating process. It can be very discouraging. “



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I find that Bach is appealing to a lot of different audiences. It really hits people at their core in different ways, but it also creates a meditative space. I just feel like I can play it, and it reaches people.
I remember when I gave my first recital. I thought,


Sometimes if the point of a piece of music is to open a conversation with other people, it
Something new has the chance to speak to someone immediately. There isn
If you think about it - if you watch a gymnast compete, you don
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