July 8, 2019

This photo is among my favorites from childhood. I am eleven here, beside my beloved mentor Albert Leman who would have turned 104 yesterday.  Mr. Leman was a composer, pianist, and an overall brilliant mind. A possessor of the gigantic paws of a piano lion which allow...

May 28, 2017

There are a little over two weeks left before the start of my new endeavor, Festival Baltimore, the preparation of which has been consuming what feels like 300% of my energy and time in recent months.

By now, many people have asked me what is so important to me in this...

October 13, 2015

Only every once in a while can you raise a curtain that hides an exciting mystery. Recently, I had a rare chance to discover the real person behind the wall of air that transmits radio waves. It happened on October 3 in Alexandria, Louisiana at the celebration concert...

November 29, 2014

The desire to play Ein Heldenleben on the piano is somewhat strange. Indeed, the intention to expand yourself up to the power of 120 people, performing together, may seem to be too…daring, narcissistic, or even self-destructive. And there is not enough explanation for...

September 7, 2014

It was so much of a dream – to get this done. Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata transcription… I was working with the score to figure out the best ways to preserve both cello and piano parts in their entirety. Sometimes it was extremely hard and I had to think as a master buil...

August 18, 2014

Better yet, why can’t one stay away from creating it?

Historically, piano transcriptions served as substitutes for audiences unable to hear the piece in its original instrumentation…or for pompous displays of pianists’ virtuosity.

Today, when recordings of classical musi...

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