Joyce's World

Joyce's World
December 28th, 2017

About 10 years ago I sat down to watch the Nederlands Dans Theater dance to the music of Philip Glass. Minimalism hadn't resonated with me in the past, but as I listened to the music with the added context of the dancers’ movements I began to hear that it was brimming with moments of tension, confinement and excitement! After attending this one-hour dance performance, I was amazed that another art form could completely change the way I thought about my own art. With this realization, an idea started to take root.

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?