never have i ever

  • played a solo recital
  • performed or even learned a concerto
  • performed a piece from memory in at least 15 years

I have many “holes” in my knowledge and practice, and though I hope continually to mature I also have become less self conscious about my “weaknesses”.

there are artists that do not let a lack or lacuna of technique stop them from doing beautiful work; in fact, sometimes recognizing and working with them can be illuminating indeed. technique can thusly become highly idiosyncratic; you don’t have to know how to do everything to do SOMETHING as you dream it.