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How did you know, Mr. Einstein?!

Physics is by far my dad's greatest passion. Ever since I remember he has been fascinated by the universe and various theories about its...

Give me a deadline!

The other day, a friend asked me to write a post about efficiency, especially regarding to piano practice. Why she thought I was the...

Handshake with pop culture

A few days ago, I had a nice chat with Aleksander Debicz, a pianist I met several years ago at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg....

'Honor your intuition'

Today, I'd like us to come back to the topic which I started in the 'Greek tragedy with a piano' post - what options young musicians have...

Stress, Trick No. 2

In my last post, I wrote about various emotions covered by the term 'stress' and their positive and negative effects. I focused...

Stress, Trick No. 1

These days we hear about it all the time. But I think the subject of stress in a musician's life specifically is worth bringing up. Both...

Difficult (but not hopeless) love

How many classical pianists do you know? Ten? Twenty? Maybe fifty? Now, let's try to estimate how many piano students graduate with a...

Greek tragedy with a piano?

No other topic causes as many controversies among musicians as competitions. Almost every pianist I know has his or her opinion on this...