I was interviewed in December 2016 by Adam Grabowski of the Silesia Times, in connection with an upcoming concert at the Silesian Filharmonie in Katowice. Here is the transcript of the interview:

AG: Jarred, let’s start from the beginning, what made you want to make the...

July 28, 2016

The Brampton Guardian has written about an upcoming seminar I will be teaching in Brampton, for local piano teachers and enthusiasts of Beethoven.  This article calls me "Brampton's Beethoven Expert," which I'm a little embarrassed to write, but I'm glad the publicity...

December 9, 2015

 

Alice Burla is a remarkable artist.  Though we both studied there, our paths never crossed at Juilliard, but they did in a chance encounter at the Padewereski Piano Academy in Poland a few years ago.  She has a host of accomplishments, not the least of which was being...

October 30, 2015

 

To see Martha Argerich on the stage of our own Academy was a wonderful thing.  A friend and I noted that throughout the ceremony, Mme. Argerich looked with fantastic and animated expressions at the professors who were speaking in the most fluent Polish (which to a per...

October 8, 2015

1. Origins

Having chosen three of the poems from Aloysius Bertrand's Gaspard de la Nuit, fantaisies à la manière de Rembrandt et de Callot (1836, pub. post. 1842), Ravel composed his own Gaspard de la Nuit (1908), premiered by Ricardo Viñes in Paris (1909).  Said Ravel,...

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Welcome to the blog page of my website.  Weekly I will post a new entry about a topic related to the piano, or a pianist of particular interest, or a scholar whose viewpoint is fascinating.

 

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Happy reading, pianists and piano lovers,

 

JD

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