This week we have for you the first part of my interview with Brian Hsu, one of my closest and oldest friends. I have mad respect for this guy, not in small part because you can always count on him for a delicious sarcastic zinger. Oh yea, and also because he’s a beast on the piano, a thoughtful conversationalist, a rock of trustworthiness, and someone who has been an amazing friend to me. We talk about his intense musical upbringing in Taiwan, his upcoming new album, his love for undiscovered works, the fact that his primary instrument initially was actually violin (!), and much much more.
The audio clip of Liszt’s Rigoletto Paraphrase is performed by Brian Hsu himself, as part of his upcoming cd.