Pianist to Pianist

A collection of pianistic, pedagogical, methodical, musical, artistic, and cultural contemplations, concepts, observations, and concerns, from pianist to pianist, pedagogue to pedagogue, musician to musician and from a curious and critical observer.

The piano is a mechanical sound synthesizer. The pianist is an organic sound synthesizer. You have to become one with the instrument - a biomechanical sound synthesizer! You have to play not at or on the piano, but become an extension of the instrument as...

Crescendo forks are not instructions to turn up the volume. They are expressions of a desire to lead towards a distinct structural goal, sometimes a culmination, and have to be manifested by a continuous physical gesture....

In a small salon venue of the 19th century one expected personal and idiosyncratic ideas and emotions and was surprised by note perfection. In the large stadium hall of the 21st century one expects note perfection and is surprised, almost discomforted, by idiosyncratic and personal emotions...