Seven Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Livestreams

Seven Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Livestreams

A reprint of an article published in the Sept/Oct Issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. “What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word, and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down,” says George in Frank Capra’s bittersweet comedy. Yes, It’s a...
RIP Leon Fleisher

RIP Leon Fleisher

May you rest in peace, Leon Fleisher! Leon was one of my most influential teachers who helped shape my understanding of music as I know it today. Anyone who had the privilege of working with him, was immediately taken on an inquisitive quest from day one – a...
A Stroke of Genius

A Stroke of Genius

Daniel’s improv session in the style of Beethoven featured on Classical FM with 55,000 FB shares.

How to Donate

How to Donate

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10 Commandments for Professional Pianists

10 Commandments for Professional Pianists

If you were to ask me about my strongest childhood memories, two things immediately come to mind: the piano and my school lunchbox with a blue penguin painted on its cover. All I can remember about the lunchbox was that it accompanied me everywhere I went and was made of tough tin metal, as were most lunchboxes back in the day.

Program Notes – Carnegie Hall

Program Notes – Carnegie Hall

Tonight’s program presents three musical figures that span over 250 years of Western music history. Although one can immediately note considerable differences in each composer’s style or life story, there is one binding factor that brings all three of these composers together: Each composer had left his homeland and readily assimilated into a new culture – a new home where each conceived some of his greatest works.

The Road To Rathaus

The Road To Rathaus

With the release of a new CD of Karol Rathaus’s piano music, numerous performances of his compositions this season and an unabashed enthusiasm for the research of his works, I thought it would be ripe time-wise to write a blogpost on precisely what triggered my interest in this composer’s life & works.