When I chose the sub heading for my blog I never realised how apt it would be. When all about you is change and uncertainty, and emotions threatens to overwhelm, then music is more than just a balm. It is a state of being, where pain stops being a negative emotion, but is harnessed to add colour and passion to your music making. it is a place where you can lose yourself in the moment, find purpose and focus, and glimpse the possibility of joy once more. It is life giving and life restoring.
2016 will be a year of unknowns, but the musical journey continues and I look forward to wherever it will take me. My music has become my constant, grounding me and reminding me who I am. I am looking forward to many more performances, to singing in new situations and widening my repertoire, and always to learn and grow. I love this quote on confidence and performance:
“I will cast this spell: I know I can open this door and show you something unforgettable and transforming, and I’m determined to take myself there and to take you with me” (Jeffrey Kahane, pianist).