For Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, the most wonderful part of being a musician is being able to translate our emotions, thoughts and experiences into sound. Every meeting, every collaboration, every book he reads in one way or another will find its way into the way he performs.
If he could have started earlier, Carl Topilow would have begun piano lessons at an early age. The well-known conductor and musician, by this time already an accomplished clarinetist, began to practice the piano frantically and fiendishly.
After a life-changing event at age 13, pianist Rachel Cheung said she cherishes every note she plays on stage. At only 26 years old, she has accomplished much in her musical career, and finds her happiness on the piano bench. This December she performs on the prestigious Portland Piano International series.
Pianist Michael Brofman has earned a reputation as one of the finest vocal accompanists of his generation. As founder of Brooklyn Art Song Society, Michael is gearing up for opening night on October 5. But first, hear how he recovered from a performance-related injury with the expert help of Robert Durso.