New Year, New Repertoire

New Year, New Repertoire

We’re back! After a lot of this over break:

It’s time for a lot of THIS:

(Note: that’s Yuja Wang. Not me. I’ll let you know when I can get my hands to do that.)

It’s true—I probably took it to heart a little too much when my professors wished me a “restful” break, but that means that I’m all the more revved up for the new semester.

I’m learning a LOT of new repertoire right now, which is a part of the preparation process I really enjoy. Going through and trying to internalize a piece note by note can be tedious, but there are so many mini-discoveries that happen along the way. It’s like unlocking a bunch of little secrets that eventually give way to a larger structure that you never saw at first glance.

So what am I learning all this stuff for anyway? Spring is primetime for collaborative pianists, between degree recitals, juries, and auditions. It’s going to be a busy schedule, but I’m super pumped to dive into it.

Some things that I’m looking forward to in particular this semester:

  1. Back-to-back Liederabend concerts in January and February
  2. Some really cool classes, including one called “The Art of Vocal Coaching”
  3. FOCUS! Festival concert with the Juilliard Orchestra (featuring the music of Milton Babbitt)
  4. European tour to Dublin and London as part of the Drums and Guns concert over spring break (stay tuned for more info on that!)
  5. Collaboration with Juilliard Dance in March

Whew! It’s a lot to take on, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. So excited to conquer my next semester at this incredible place!

What I’m Looking Forward to This Semester

What I’m Looking Forward to This Semester

Semester 2

Semester 2