Virtue in the Artist

Thought of the Day

When people say that a piece of music is virtuosic, or a player demonstrates virtuosity, what does that really mean? What does it mean to be virtuosic?

Virtuosity comes from the French, Virtu


The Beauty Is In The Details

Think about the last time you went to a concert.

Did you have a good time? 

If so, why was it a good time?

What was it about the venue, the musicians on stage, the people around…


Taking a Breather

As you can see from my previous post, a lot of music came way recently. 

I'm  thankful that I'm a part of many great projects that include a lot of great music. But I really want to emphasize one thing…

What's On My Music Stand?

My schedule is becoming super hectic these days, but I'm making the most of every piece of sheet music that comes my way. I'm playing a lot of Mozart and Brahms this Fall, super excited to be a part of…


Play As If It's The Last Time

As a musician, I realized early on that what I do is different.

I'm thankful to have traveled the world sharing music with people and share precious memories with people who hold dear to me. 

One memorable experience…


Don't Forget Your Career At Home

(2-3 min. read)

I'll never forget one of my very first recording sessions.

I sat next to the concertmaster of the session (who's now a colleague and friend) realizing that I left my pencil case at home. I didn't have a pencil with me…


Standing Out In A Crowded Performance Scene

(5-6 min. read)

There's a lot of noise out there and there are good players everywhere with opportunities out there for the taking. I'm here to tell you that there are ways to get even more interest towards your playing, and…


Sticking to a Practice Routine

(2-3 min. read)

Ahh...the leaves in New England are starting to change colors, and the air is getting crisp.

Fall is upon us!

Many of you will be going back to school with lots of ambition and…


Leadership & Teamwork in Music

Teamwork is a crucial part of your success in the music industry because you're in many settings where you'll have to collaborate with people.

Teamwork in music is like teamwork in basketball. In basketball, there are five people on the court, and usually the…


Your Network Is Your Career

(7 min. read)

If you're still in school or just stepping into the real world, this article is for you. I hope that my experiences and observations will help you make the decisions that are right for you to help…


What does it mean to be a musician today?

A lot of people go into the music industry anticipating that they're going to make it big.

They have a dream, and they're willing to risk it all to pursue that dream. But in reality, people only see around…


Performing Under Strange Conditions

Just a few days ago I had the opportunity to play for a Chinese American cultural exchange. My colleague who was flying out of the country couldn’t make the performance and was asked to sub for her. 

The gig…