WHAT MUSIC MEANS TO ME...
I am really grateful to have music in my life. It has been by my side from the beginning of my life – my parents are musicians and therefore it was a very natural step for me to pick up the violin at an early age.
It has been by my side at wonderful moments and periods of my life and it has been by my side during challenging times. Music and my relationship to it has been wonderful and fullfilling on the one hand and challenging on the other – as with everything which means something to us as human beings.
I have been experiencing that life comes with ups and downs as everything in nature is circular; life topics show up in circular waves and help me notice where my potential for development and growth is. Since i am eager to always keep growing as a person but also as a musician i came to value those lessons.
What I love so much about music is that it is not just „beautiful sounds“, but it is communication. Communication of human expression and experiences – something we have been sharing with each other and probably have been having a very similar perception of for hundreds of years (and more)!
I really wish to give this aspect more space in (my) musical life. Already during my studies but even more - or more direct - later in the professional life it is so much about functioning, perfectionism and brilliance, and everything needs to be achieved in the most efficient and fast way possible. But like this we make music a sheer business and take away the most precious aspects which are so needed.
In order to develop we must experiment, and in order to be able to experiment, we need to give space to failure. What could possibly be the worst thing to happen in a rehearsal - or even a concert ? … :)
"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail"
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery"
"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time i am right"
"If you are not Failing every now and again, it’s a sign that you’re not doing anything very innovative"
I feel very lucky that I was raised in a surrounding where it was not mainly about functioning and the outer, the visible success but more about the depth of a learning process.
I feel very fortunate to regularly work with people in different settings who have similar perceptions about what success means to them and try to find new or just their very own ways of following their paths as musicians.
And it is pretty amazing to see that more and more people widen the horizon of our music world by finding interesting new ways and ideas concerning work spaces and concert formats. I observe that a new approach is already built up and i am very curious where it is going to take us!