As a teenager seeking his first place at a school for young pianists, Nicholas McCarthy was refused an audition and told he would never succeed.
Mr McCarthy said he was brought up to believe no task was insurmountable
Montenegro’s Milos Karadaglic teaches Adam Sweeting that playing the Spanish instrument the right way and his way are not always the same.
''Unique to me'' … Milos Karadaglic.
On Thursday in New York, Christie’s will auction more than 150 pieces of jewelry, silver, English and Continental furniture, and one particularly noteworthy Steinway grand piano, all of which have been owned by piano legend Van Cliburn. It was the Christie’s auction that Cliburn planned to discuss on a recent afternoon at his mansion.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the front row of the audience, an elderly man wrapped in a heavy coat listens intently to a youth choir, then stands and applauds enthusiastically.
Noa Kageyama is in the business of bulletproofing, but his work does not involve Kevlar vests or polycarbonate. The performance psychologist runs a consultancy, ProMind Coaching, whose clients include Olympic athletes and CEOs. His mentor and business partner, Don Greene, is a former champion diver and Green Beret, whose specialties including teaching principles of sports psychology to SWAT team members. But the battlefield Mr. Kageyama is most interested in is the music world. On his blog, The Bulletproof Musician, he takes principles developed to toughen up tennis pros and uses them to help musicians cope with the intense pressure of solo performance. Last month, he joined the faculty of the Juilliard School.