Integrity and curiosity. Accepting failures as an inspiration to grow. Sharing something that unites everyone.
Venues and other details became secondary to the privilege of being the medium for this singular venture
My biggest influence was from Stockhausen, my teacher for 3 ½ years, especially his professionalism and architectural approach to music. He began work on a piece in a similar way to that of an architect designing a skyscraper. Hugely logical, practical, always with an eye on the big picture, and no fuzzy thinking whatsoever. No detail in a Stockhausen piece was vague or left to chance.
When I look back I see that every performance has its own place in my musical development and that every performance is a representation of my state of mind at that point.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? Despite my parents efforts to convince me not to, I started the violin when I was three. Throughout my childhood I was determined that I would be a violinist, but when I was eleven I went to a course called […]
The world will always need music – it comforts, enlightens and, above all, unites us. Sharing it I regard as a solemn duty and one of grave importance in these fractured and distorted times.