What is beautiful–infinitely beautiful? The grotesque discords of Béla Bartók and the angelic cadences of William Byrd both raise that question. What’s more, they each communicate a simple but profound truth: you exist. Forget René Descartes’ “Cogito ergo sum.” You hear–therefore you are. Take another step: if you exist, how does your life relate to the infinitely beautiful?
As a performer, I think of my music-making as an offering to those immersed in the music with me. It is an invitation to step into an awareness of the metaphysical. Thus, I desire to be vulnerable in my performances, striving to move, edify, and provoke thought as I pursue excellent performance.
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