As a musician, I am used to a peaceful view of life. But there are people who, somehow, are not able to live without complications. Let’s say that you know that a local music teacher Association organizes nice events every year … Continue reading No Checks, No Auditions
Lately I thought very often about various episodes I was involved in. These episodes share a common factor: the lack of enthusiasm and perseverance! Enthusiasm is the essential part for an exciting life, but it is also a necessity as … Continue reading Enthusiasm and Perseverance!
Time ago a very old lady was playing the piano in a piano store: she played so wonderful that I felt compelled to tell her how much I enjoyed her playing… She was not famous, I guess, she was “just” a pianist. She told me a little bit about her life. Then she asked me if I could play Bach’s Italian Concerto… (well…she added…since you are Italian ).” Yes, I can”, I answered. And then without even thinking so much, as her words were spoken from another world, she told me to always work on my own projects, no matter what … Continue reading Being a pianist
I usually do not like to review my own concerts, but right now I feel I can make an exception, at least for the concert venue. A few days ago I had the privilege to enjoy the pleasure of being a musician at “Pause Art House” in Buffalo, NY. Never having been in that new place or in that area, I did not know exactly what to expect as a musician. First of all it was a surprise to discover this café that combines elegance with comfort, culture with the art of lounging surrounding himself with beautiful things (“Pausa”, in … Continue reading PAUSA!