It’s off to California in a few days for a performance of the Brahms concerto. For me, playing a concerto is like chamber music writ large.
I often use the image of ‘riding the wave’ when teaching, especially when coaching chamber music. I imagine the high that big-wave surfers get when riding a 70-foot wall of water must be similar to the feeling I get when playing a concerto as powerful and symphonic as the Brahms….
I can’t wait to work with my friends in the orchestra.