I had the pleasure of participating in WFMT’s cello month, which is planning to broadcast Songs My Father Taught Me on January 31st at 10:00 PM Central Time. Noel Morris published a lovely piece about everything at the WFMT blog, which includes a cello Q&A.
Q: How old were you when you started to play? Why did you choose the cello? What made you decide to become a musician?
A: I was eight years old. I choose the cello because I liked that it was big, and I didn’t like the piano, which my parents wanted me to practice. I fell in love with classical music
Q: Can you name a piece or two of core repertoire that requires extra prep time? What specifically makes it challenging for players?
A: The Schostavich Concerto number two requires extras prep. Shubert Arpeggione Sonata also requires extra prep. Both pieces require great stamina, both physical and emotional.