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A sponge has that much absorbent capability and after a while you can pour water over it and nothing stays.
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A teacher should be your musical and personal guide.
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A technical passage has to do with building up a pattern. If you start to concentrate on what makes these patterns, they might get lost.
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Access means getting to a place where everybody else gets to, so you don't have to make special calls to warn them of your arrival.
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Also, speaking from a selfish point of view, I always felt teaching was helping me as a performer.
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Another thing that I don't like to do is show too much how it goes. I do it once in a blue moon. Sometimes there are lessons when I don't pick up a violin at all.
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Any gifted child can potentially get in real trouble because of the way they are handled.
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As I'm playing, I'm constantly learning. Throughout rehearsals, one always gets instruction, whether on purpose or not.
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But a child prodigy is somebody that can step up to the stage of Carnegie Hall and play with an orchestra one of the standard violin concertos with aplomb. I couldn't do that!
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But if the person plays well and is very musical, you have to listen closely to find things to help the student out.
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But if you play mathematically, it's not very good.
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Child prodigies... the minute someone shows promise, they get management. They play 20, 30, 40 50 concerts a year. I couldn't do that.
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Child prodigy is a curse because you've got all those terrible possibilities.
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Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it.
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First of all, it's not easy to be good at anything; you try to be the best.
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For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them.
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For people who are really talented, what you don't say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop.
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I always say an unusual talent is an abnormality because kids don't have talents like that, not your average child. You're open for great dangers.
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I always say an unusual talent is an abnormality because kids don't have talents like that, not your average child.
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I am playing the violin, that's all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day.
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I come back from a tour of Japan, I arrive at the airport at 10 in the morning, and I go right in to Juilliard.
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I did say that, and I really meant it, but 10 years ago my wife, Toby, started a summer music program for talented violinists and pianists, 18 and under, and she asked if I would occasionally coach.
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I don't feel that the conductor has real power. The orchestra has the power, and every member of it knows instantaneously if you're just beating time.
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I don't remember being as nervous as when I entered that final round. I just didn't know where I was. The adrenaline was so overpowering.
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I enjoy teaching very, very much, and it makes the schedule complicated but it's not a burden at all.
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I feel that you always pay when you are a child.
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I find that my musical machine is so much more efficient with the teaching component in it.
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I first tried in a safe place: the Israel Philharmonic. I figured that if I was going to fall flat on my face, it was better to do it with friends. That got good results, and one thing led to another, and here we are.
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I know some camps where the pressure is so tremendous that it's almost a horrible experience. Sometimes you have it so laid back that nobody does any work.
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I listen to kids play a lot.
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I look at raising funds for The Perlman Music Program as a challenge and as a way to provide opportunities for people who care about the future of classical music.
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I looked forward to being involved with the educational program of students. I love my work with these students and seeing their progress and growth.
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I love to work with young kids.
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I never practiced more than about three hours a day. It depends on the gift, the talent. After five hours, it becomes useless.
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I think a teacher should be your musical guide and your personal guide.
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I went to an airport and asked for a wheelchair. There were three of us in wheelchairs and only two porters, so the guy took two of us at the same time. I cannot tell you how humiliating that is.
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I'm not playing less, just teaching more.
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I'm now doing three things: concerts, conducting, and teaching, and they each support each other.
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I'm now doing three things: concerts, conducting, and teaching, and they each support each other. I learn to see things from different perspectives and listen with different ears. The most important thing that you need to do is really listen.
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If you don't listen in an intensive way it would sound fine, but you would not search into the music as deeply.
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If you don't trust, then you're going to have a problem.
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If you play mathematically, it's not very good.
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If you want a committed performance from a group, you need to work for it.
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In Paris they have special wheelchairs that go through every doorway. They don't change the doorways, they change the wheelchairs. To hell with the people! If someone weighs a couple more pounds, that's it!
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It is a necessity for those of us who believe with a passion in what we are doing to become involved in raising funds for what we see is important.
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It's not easy to be good at anything; you try to be the best.
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Just recently I went to an airport and I asked for a wheelchair. There were three of us in wheelchairs and only two porters, so the guy just took two of us at the same time. I cannot tell you how humiliating that is.
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Let's say you have a concerto. You practice a lot, and you know it. The first time you play it, you will be nervous. It's the same with acting, or with anything that you do for the first time.
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Most mathematical geniuses were working at a very early age, a teenager, and then afterwards it's just gone.
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My oldest daughter is a pianist, she plays concerts, we play together, also.
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My playing was good, it showed promise, and then I came to Juilliard and studied until I was 18.
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Number two, I don't feel that the conductor has real power. The orchestra has the power, and every member of it knows instantaneously if you're just beating time.
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On our summer campus, we provide free recitals and concerts that are open to the public. Students perform when they are ready and gain experience connecting with audiences.
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One of the great challenges of a soloist is to actually be aware of what's really coming out during a performance, and to give yourself an accurate critique as to how you're doing.
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One of the most important elements in teaching, conducting, and performing, all three, is listening.
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Our supporters are from many different circles. They share our commitment to providing a nurturing environment for aspiring soloists.
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Preparing for a future in music is an expensive proposition.
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So many things can drive you mad as a child, not only music.
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Sometimes the wheelchairs don't arrive, the chairs are broken, or there's only one leg rest. There's an awful lot not being done. If we talk about it enough, someone will make it improve.
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Sometimes you get from the mouth of kids wonderful things.
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That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise.
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That's the goal, to survive your gift.
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The confidence and the sense of enjoyment and the ability to look at the music is so wonderful.
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The Hamptons Music School... I have nothing to do with the system. This is my wife's thing. We have about 35 kids, piano, violin, cello, and general music.
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The ideal amount would be between four and five hours.
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The most important thing to do is really listen.
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There are people who are uncanny, who are finished products at a young age. I wasn't, thank God.
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This machine, the wheelchair, I can go all over the place, but you need a place without stairs to get in.
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This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development.
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Trust your ability!
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Trust your ability. Let's say a technical passage has to do with building up a bunch of chains. You have a pattern. The patterns are in your brain. If you start to concentrate on what makes these patterns, you may just listen to those patters. They might get lost, so that's where trust comes in.
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Variety helps you keep what you do fresh, always spontaneous.
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We want our contributors to know that they are making a difference-not just with these students but also to the future of classical music.
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What is the agenda of a parent? Do they want their child to be successful, or do they want to have success through their child?
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When I start to play, I got totally taken by the actual act of playing this kind of music.
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When you hear some of the students in the school, it is fantastic. Some of the questions are so wonderful, so insightful.
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When you play a concerto with a small orchestra, you don't feel it is as important as Carnegie Hall. You try to work out all the little problems. Once that's all done, trust comes in.
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You get more nervous in front of a lot of people. That's why, when you play a concerto, you play with a small orchestra, in some place where you don't feel that it is as important as Carnegie Hall.
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You have a particular set of circumstances where you start playing concerts early on. These kids these days they are getting younger and younger.
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You listen to people that you admire do certain things a certain way and then you try to make it your own... . So as I'm playing, I'm constantly learning.
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You're not aware how nerves are going to affect you. You get more nervous in front of a lot of people.
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