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People wrote the most beautiful things during the ugliest times.
I’m addicted to the adrenaline of performing, and I think when you‘re used to having that high, you look for it in other things.
Music is such an incredible tool for kids in general. They learn discipline; they learn how to express themselves. You learn math. You learn language. It’s the ideal teaching tool, and that’s why it’s mind-boggling when any school superintendent decides that music is something we can kind of do without.
I grew up in a musical family, but nobody was a professional musician.
Conducting is a strange thing to teach. There are very few great conducting teachers, and most great conductors don’t teach. Look at Valery Gergiev – what he does is not teachable. A lot of it is on-the-job training, what works and what doesn’t work.
My father was – actually was an Episcopal priest as a young man. Became a psychotherapist, a psychologist. My mother is Jewish, so I grew up in a mixed background. But the common denominator was certainly music, and that was sort of emphasized in my household as music being sort of the spiritual force.
I think music should be the basis of an education, not just something you do once a week.
I want to do everything. That’s my problem.
I love celebrating music in different and unique ways.
No one tells you what to do if you completely flop at the beginning of a performance.
Conducting is a strange thing to teach.
I love the outdoor festival feeling. When I’m on stage, it’s very gratifying to watch people on the lawns enjoying the music with a glass of wine.
I think it’s really important to always kind of stretch your boundaries and your limits and get out of your comfort zone. And for me, that’s very important.
Music – you need the give and take from the audience, the feeling of attention. It’s not about me: it’s about the music itself.
What drew me to the violin was mastering the instrument technically, which I’m continuing to do.
Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of musical friends.
In a way, the highest praise you could give to a composer like Bach was to take and make your own arrangement; it was sort of an homage to that composer and to his work, so it wasn’t considered sacrilegious to do something like that.
I never had any real expectations about what sort of success I would have or all the publicity.
Music teaches people to work together, which is maybe one of the most important skills.
For me, I’m sort of a wanna-be composer, and I love being involved with the arrangements.
Playing the Beethoven symphonies, for example, is a consummate experience for a musician because Beethoven speaks so directly to who we are as people.
When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you’re telling a story.
Music is a continual learning process. One finds new insights all the time. For me, it began at a very early age; from the beginning, there was something besides the notes.
After every concert, I greet young people in the lobbies. And I see a huge surge of young people playing music.