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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Feb 28, 2020

I’m incredibly happy to welcome someone I admire and respect profoundly to the show this week: Howard Herring, President and CEO of the New world Symphony!

In our conversation, Howard talks about the many aspects of NWS, including the first rate musical training , the incredible programs and initiatives that they...

Feb 21, 2020

I’m really honored to have violinist Violaine Melançon on the show this week to discuss her views on the skills young musicians need to develop to become well-rounded artists.

As you’ll get to hear, Violaine is an artist of great depth and a dedicated pedagogue with wonderful wisdom and empathy.  I’m certain that...

Feb 14, 2020

060 Marc-André Hamelin: Musical Offering

In this episode, I discuss with international piano soloist and composer Marc-André Hamelin!

Among many other topics, we discuss his philosophy about performing, how he approaches solving problems, the wonderful reason he prefers to play by memory, how important curiosity...

Feb 7, 2020

Today I’m really excited to speak with internationally recognized conductor James Gaffigan. 

I think you will resonate with James’ message and I hope that you walk away as inspired as I did after speaking with him!

In this episode, James discusses:

  • How he learns a score, from first glance to performance
  • How he...