With Frederic Chiu, who participated in the Dutch bookpresentation, organized by Dutch Radio and the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2017.
The book was presented at Cremona Mondo Musica on September 30th. Pianist Robert Prosseda, who is also interviewed in the book, received the first official copy.
Eric Schoones was also a member of the International Media Lounge at Cremona Mondo Musica, 30 journalists from magazines, newspapers, television and online media met to exchange ideas on musical journalism.
Sharing a Zen moment with the legendary Ivry Gitlis, who said:
‘Dear young colleagues of the up-and-coming generation, please have the courage to be yourselves, to take risks and not be copies of your recordings or of others’.
Practice your instrument in order to free yourself from any psycho-technical constraint, to be able to create when you play. Listen to your inner ear, which is connected directly to your heart and spirit, the one that tells you what you feel is you!
And the one you don’t feel isn’t you. Remember that a beautiful “wrong” note by a Kreisler, a Thibaud, a Casals or a Callas is worth more than a thousand so-called “right” notes and that playing that is hygienically and clinically correct is not necessarily a sign of good health! Take heart! Good health to you!’