February 4, 2018

It is a great feeling for a teacher when a former student becomes a colleague.

Just as the fall semester was about to end, I received a package in the mail.

The package was from Teymur Phell, a brilliant former student of mine who currently lives in New York City and per...

June 17, 2017

I just came back from a week of masterclasses at the beautiful Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. As always, it was a joy to meet wonderful people and to visit a city which I hadn’t seen in twenty years. Budapest played an important role in music history and I also felt...

February 16, 2017

To All My Friends in MEXICO

Three years ago I was invited to run a week long workshop for string teachers who work in school and neighborhood projects. This trip to Mexico was one of the most special trips in my entire life. I had the opportunity  to work with young ent...