thoughts for the forthcoming Chopin Complete 24 Etudes concert at St John's
Smith Square, London (27th October 2019)
Devastated after losing
my beloved teacher and mentor Irina Zaritskaya in 2001, I have felt so
lost and all of my self confidence has vanished.
After 17 long years, I have regained my self confidence back again at
The thought process in essence is to 'recreate what I envisaged Chopin
imagined for his 24 etudes', and to physically express it on the keyboard.
I have recorded the etudes in Sweden, and have released the CD in May
Join me as I embark to share my discovery!
thoughts for the forthcoming Schumann concert at the Wigmore Hall (2006)
When I was thinking of the programme for next
recital, immediately Schumann Carnaval and Fantasie came to my mind.
I constantly feel the presence of Clara Schumann, and how Schumann showed
his deep feeling towards Clara.
The earliest of the three works is the Carnaval; Clara is represented
in a movement called Chiarina (no.11), she was only 14 or 15 at the time,
and Schumann was engaged to another woman! The Fantasie was one of Schumann's
love letters to Clara, and by the Sonata, Clara was such a great presence,
that she had the power to tell Schumann to rewrite the whole of the last
I hope I can express many different characters and feelings of this person,