I would like to share some personal thoughts to allow you to understand me a bit better through an explanation of the motivations and inspirations that surround my decision to play the cello.
Though all classical musicians go through rigorous training in order to get
technique as solid as possible, and even work on ways to make whatever emotion
the music is supposed to portray as real as possible, I believe there is more.
I think Catherine Marshall understood this when she said,
I sat there
thinking about how all real music has to be born in the human spirit.
I believe there is a direct relation to a musician's life experience and what this musician is able to portray in his or her music. Therefore, I am thankful for all my life experiences, sufferings and joys, and how they have all helped me to grow as a person and as a musician.
I also believe that music includes a spiritual dimension. As a Christian,
I would like to echo J.S. Bach's words,
Soli Deo Gloria, meaning
the Glory of God Alone, which he wrote on many of his musical scores.
This is my purpose in playing. It is my hope that many of God's gifts to me
in my life will be shared with you as I play, and that you will have hope and
joy as you listen to my music.
If you'd like to know more about my faith, please click here.