Joyce's World

Joyce's World
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

July 20th, 2016

I have a pesky question about playing outdoors at summer music festivals… What to do when a bug lands on the keyboard and there’s no time to flick it off? If it’s on a key I need (which is always) do I skip the note or smash the bug with committed accuracy?

June 3rd, 2016

I have just returned to Melbourne, Australia for the first time since paying $700 in luggage overage, but more on that later… In my life on the road I keep learning new tricks for navigating airports to get to my engagements on time.

May 6th, 2016

I arrived in Pasadena before my luggage did this past weekend, and had a few scary hours facing the prospect of going onstage in my yoga pants to play Ravel. But the airline delivered and I also made it through the first of six different concertos in a row over the next few weeks.

January 8th, 2016

#1: I want to cook more, drink less, and stop eating fried food in airports. I have an exercise regimen at home and in hotel rooms, but in between I totally fail. Airports are dangerous places! So when I have a choice between nachos and salad, I will try to choose the salad…