Lilit Grigoryan, pianist

I don’t think there is one definition of success. There is a path to being a musician – being passionate about the music, the instrument, the composers and their works. I think every musician has his or her own way of expressing this passion

Ishay Shaer, pianist

When someone tells me after a concert that they had heard that piece so many times, but that my performance gave them a new perspective of that work, I know I’ve had a little success right there.

Yuanfan Yang, pianist & composer

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and composing, and pursue a career in music? I first discovered the piano at a friend’s birthday party when I was six years old. They had an upright piano in the living room, and that interesting large object immediately caught my attention as something that…

Elizabeth Sombart, pianist

I think that we are called by the music. Sometimes we have to choose a piece because we are asked to, but I can say that in my life I have had the great luxury of being able to choose the pieces I really felt I had to play.