(~Tristan und Isolde, my favorite opera, reduction for piano~) Q+A part 3!! Q: Who is your favorite pianist?
A: I don't really have one. I prefer different pianists for different composers and recordings.
Q: If you got to play in any concert hall in the world, which would you preferably play in?
A: ahhh no!!!!!! Don't make me choose 😭 or yeah that's right I'll never get to play in any of them I'm sure😞
Q: Do you compose?
A: yes! Composing classes in school
Q: How do you train your ear? Do you take classes?
A: school also. But I SUCK at it!!!!!!! Q: Which excercises are the best IMO?
A: i've only tried Hanon 🙃
Q: How do you approach a difficult piece?
A: reading the sheet music while listening to it, LOTS fingerings, and devotion. You can also read the historical context of the piece 💕
Q: Do you consider yourself a professional?
A: You can't be serious 😅
Q: Why do you think classical music is important?
A: It's an inexhaustable treasure of culture.
Q: What is your favorite sad classical piece?
A: Brahms intermezzo op.117 no.1
Q: What is my favorite bach piece
A: French suite no.2, English suite no.3, Goldberg... Q: What do I do in days when I think I sound bad
A: I push myself until I feel I CAN'T play one more note. Then I am very sad and go home 😞🙃 I listen to 70s music then!!!! When it's at the worst I can't stand classical piano in the subway because it makes me so disappointed in myself.
Q: Do you ever get tired or bored of piano?
A: No I don't. I have clear short-term and long-term goals, and they are what, along with the music itself, keeps me motivated 24/7.
Q: Do you have a long list of pieces you want to learn? Which pieces do you look forward to?
A: I have around 400 pieces in my list 😅 I look forward to Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie, Debussy etude no.2, Ravel Ondine, Stenhammar sonata no.4, Bach french suite no.2.... and MORE!!!!! 😋😋😋 Q: How many pieces do you work on at once?
A: Usually 1 chamber music, 1 concerto, 2 pieces very seriously, and like 10 pieces quite unseriously
Q: How do you practice a piece after learning it?
A: I look for more details in the scores. Slow practice.. seeing teachers/prof💕