Spring time is always peak season in the classical music business. Over the next month, I'm playing seven totally different programs.. Woof! The marathon starts off with a bang, with a solo recital in NYC next week that's presented by the Salon de Virtuosi series.
Although this kind of performance overload is taxing, I very much appreciate the pressure and occasion to pump out tons of music in performance. When that's not the case and I am left in solitude for a stretch of time, my inclination and tendency is to criticize my playing so thoroughly that I end up seriously doubting if anything I am producing is worthy of the public's attention and time.