Joyce's World

Joyce's World
July 4th, 2017

This month I thought I would step away from talking about music and talk about my other obsession in life: food. It makes sense, doesn’t it? We musicians are often obsessed with things that elevate our senses, transport us to other cultures and bring people together

May 6th, 2017

As a kid, I was almost never nervous about performances. Back then, I just went out on stage and did the best that I could without worrying too much about getting it just right. It’s strange, but somehow the pre-concert jitters have only increased with time.

March 16th, 2017

If a non-musician walked into a chamber music rehearsal, I think that they might laugh. We have arguments over the smallest things.

February 7th, 2017

One unique thing about being a pianist is that unlike other musicians, we don’t have to carry our own instruments around. This can be a great perk, as long as I meet a great instrument when I arrive at a new venue!

December 19th, 2016

I’m home for the holidays, spending time with my “evergreens”: favorite classical pieces that never get old. These dear friends help me reflect on all that is good in life and anticipate the New Year. Here are some of my favorites – and what are yours?

November 10th, 2016

Life is very full and rich: full of music and rich with friends. This week I’m celebrating both with the release of my first duo album on Avie Records with the incredibly talented violinist Augustin Hadelich. My good friend is with me now to help tell the story of how we came to play together and make this album of music by Franck, Kurtág, Schumann and André Previn