Bringing Brahms to Schumann’s Haus

My work in Germany wrapped up with a whirlwind of performances in Freiberg, Döbeln, and Zwickau. Last Saturday and Sunday, I had the great honor of performing more Brahms-Lieder concerts in the birth house of Robert Schumann. What a historic place with a fantastic museum and a beautiful chamber concert hall—a great privilege for me! The theme…

Brahms…and a Little Puccini!

Things are going really well here in Freiberg—I’ve been learning and performing so much beautiful music by Brahms—it’s quite an experience! Our Liedermatinee performance at Würlitzer Park was well received with three encores and I had the pleasure of performing on a remarkable Bechstein grand piano: it possesses a rich sound, perfect for performing Brahms. This will be my busiest…

First Week in Freiberg

This has been an excellent first week in Germany. Well…aside from taking close to four days to recover from jetlag! Due to some recent and unpredictable events, I’ve had to take on nearly twice as much music to learn and perform during these next weeks. Although it is a somewhat stressful way to kickstart this lieder program, I’m happy to take…

Brahms, for Two

This summer, I will be collaborating with singers and performing in a Brahms lieder (song) workshop and concert series in Germany. I’m so thankful for this opportunity to perform with some very talented singers, for my husband, (who hasn’t complained yet about me disappearing overseas for over a month) and, of course, for this gorgeous music that…