"I wouldn't be a musician if I didn't love to perform - it has been difficult for me (during the pandemic) because I miss the energy coming from the audience." Laurie Niles talks with Spanish violinist Maria Duenas, who won the Menuhin Competition earlier this year and will perform Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic - for a live audience!
These days, what music gets you in the mood to play or to listen? Is it the familiar repertoire from the the past, say 20th century or before? Or is it the brand-new music that is being written by living composers in this century?
Rhythm and counting is very precise, but when playing together, musicians have to constantly adjust to one another and let the music flow. Here are suggestions for counting while also conforming, from violinist Paul Stein.