I just returned from my China Tour 2018. What a wonderful success! I loved playing there, getting involved with teaching and judging, and I was able to use my still somewhat rudimentary Mandarin all the time. It was so much fun to be able to make new friends and to see so many different things. Looking back there were so many things I truly loved about my visit. Here are four of them:Read More
Happy Valentines Day! What a beautiful celebration of love and romance. For me this is definitely a time to start thinking about Spring.Read More
Playing Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard music is a great pleasure and also a big challenge. Besides the complications of playing baroque ornamentations, of mastering the rather difficult technical requirements, and of simply finding a compelling interpretation of a piece written so long ago, there’s also the huge question of truthfulness to a historic interpretation.Read More
What a great experience to record for Spirio, Steinway’s high resolution player piano! Lots of people have asked how the process works, and it really is a bit of piano magic.Read More
I am thrilled to announce my return to China next month! Some of you might recall my first China concert tour back in 2015. I absolutely loved my time there since it was outside of my comfort zone and way of life. Now in February 2018, it will be fantastic exploring new and familiar parts of this country.Read More
Just a few weeks ago I got to celebrate this beautiful evening!
Thank you all for making my performance of Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with Youngstown Symphony Orchestra such a memorable evening. I loved working with Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer and the musicians of the orchestra. Here are some impressions of the reception afterwards.
Special thanks to DeYor Performing Arts Center, Youngstown, Ohio and to Missy Iler, photography!
Soundtrack: Beethoven Bagatelle in C Major op. 33 no. 5, Filia Mundi Label, Caroline Oltmanns, pianist.