Season 3 – episode 27: Aisslinn the Rockstar, part 1

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Franny and I interview the brilliant Aisslinn Nosky, the baroque violinist extraordinaire whose electrifying performances get everyone buzzing. She has coming to Garth Newel Music Center for the past three summers to lead our Emerging Artist Fellows in a baroque … Continued

S2, episode 18: Joe Gascho-part 2

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My conversation with Joseph Gascho was so interesting that we couldn’t fit it into just one episode. For the 2nd part of our interview that started with episode 7, Joe talks about the instinct to go above and beyond as a teacher, … Continued

S2, episode 17: Holiday Question Time!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! And what better way to deal with the festivities than with a slew of stupid questions. We talk about everything from Christmas traditions, Mr. Hanky’s Christmas Classics, best gifts, Haley Joel Osment, favorite carols, … Continued

S2, episode 16: Joe Gascho-part 1

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Harpsichord phenom Joe Gascho may be uncomfortable with me introducing him as an awesome person, but he’s just going have to be ok with it, because if anyone is deserving of the title, it’s him. Find out why in this … Continued

S2, Ep.14: The stupid questions episode

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The stupid questions episode. What do Rachmaninoff and pancakes have in common? What does “singing like a pianist” mean? Find out on our first episode devoted purely to stupid questions. Let us know what you thought of this episode! Mostly … Continued

Literally, so many wrong notes.

I struggle with the lameness of my blog posts this summer. Every lazy conclusion I hurriedly tack on deepens the shame of contributing to the wormhole of stupidity that is the internet. I know I’ve been phoning it in. The summer … Continued

Interview on NPR podcast “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer”

It’s always thrilling to be interviewed by people who really know what they’re doing, and even more of a treat when they’re as kindred and hilarious as Tom Wilmer. I had the chance to chat with Tom Wilmer as part of the … Continued

Gettin’ weepy: performances that have opened the floodgates

(This week’s blog post is coming to you a day late because a very special house guest appeared on my doorstep early yesterday. Franny himself came by my place on the way to his performances at the Musical Minds Chamber … Continued

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Scheduling update

Due to being the sleep-deprived types of musicians who have no lives and a (happily) very busy year, Franny and I have decided to move our weekly episodes to a biweekly release schedule.... READ MORE

Stress Junkie

Everyone has their drug of choice. Mine is stress. Nothing gets me going more than having a lot to do, lots of projects on my plate, running around from place to place, trying... READ MORE