Monthly Archives: April 2011

  1. In a few days, I’ll perform a recital (“Preludes to The Preludes”) that includes preludes by Prokofiev, Scriabin, Benshoof, Kabalevsky, and Rachmaninoff; Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 101; and Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28 at the Everson Museum in Syracuse. It’s been over two and a half years since I played a full solo recital. Among the […]

  2. Thomas is a 16-year-old intermediate pianist from a small, rural community who recently transferred to my studio after eight years of study. At his first lesson, I picked up his arm above the keyboard and asked him to allow me to support his weight. When I let go, his arm stayed up in the air. […]