When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you're telling a story.
For some reason I can't explain, artist and musicians tend to look younger than our age. Being in music, you need this youthful sense of discovery and wonder for what you're doing and keep your imagination open. That's a youthful way of looking at life and I think that reflects in how you age.
The violin sings.
There's nothing more frustrating than seeing a conductor say, 'Play softer,' as they're waving their hands in huge gestures.
You only live once, so I try to say yes to everything.
The best way to refine an interpretation is by getting out and performing.
I use Facebook quite a lot to keep up with my friends, although I had to delete 'Words With Friends' from my phone because it was wasting too much of my time.
I like trying things, I am kind of adventurous and I like thrill seeking.
I'm in a position where, theoretically, I could play the same ten concertos and make a very good living bouncing around playing Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Barber, but I really think artists should keep pushing limits and trying new things.
I hope I will always have the chance to play the violin.
Although I hardly ever turn on the TV set unless it's football season, I do watch a lot of TV on my iPad - perfect for long airplane journeys.
I like working with kids because I enjoy seeing the looks on their faces and, it's kind of selfish, I want a future audience.
I write arrangements. I'm sort of a wannabe composer.
No one tells you what to do if you completely flop at the beginning of a performance.
I don't want to portray myself as a daredevil. I'm not at all.
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