What are you looking for in pieces of new piano music? Jonathan Faiman



Jonathan Faiman
Photo by Peter Schaaf

I look for in a new piano piece what I look for in any new piece of music: a fresh slant to old ideas (especially harmonies and structure) or new ideas which are presented within a form that gives them ample speaking time while avoiding overstatement.

Concerning the piano writing itself, I appreciate a sensitivity to what feels physically natural to play, combined with new textures and techniques that are challenging to play.