Things can fall apart or threaten to for many reasons and then there’s got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately when you’re at the edge you have to go forward or backward if you go forward you have to jump together.
The thing that I’ve always been slightly frustrated with was that the idea of a CD is kind of confined to a material possession that you can put on a shelf. And the idea of music for me is always about both the communication and the sharing of content. And so the interactive part is missing.
The role of the musician is to go from concept to full execution. Put another way it’s to go from understanding the content of something to really learning how to communicate it and make sure it’s well-received and lives in somebody else.
One is that you have to take time lots of time to let an idea grow from within. The second is that when you sign on to something there will be issues of trust deep trust the way the members of a string quartet have to trust one another.
Good things happen when you meet strangers.
I learn something not because I have to but because I really want to. That’s the same view I have for performing. I’m performing because I really want to not because I have to bring bread back home.
I love grocery shopping when I’m home. That’s what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests.
I think there are so many ways to become interested in music. I believe signs of sustained interest gives a sense of the right time. Music if thought of as a language would perhaps indicate that as early as possible is not so bad. I do believe that a really nurturing first teacher that makes the child love something is crucial.
My teacher my great cello teacher Leonard Rose was such a great cellist and nurturing man very patient. But I grew up not only admiring him but obviously Casals Rostrotovich Jacqueline du Pre and many others including many of my peers and contemporaries.