What are you looking for in pieces of new piano music? Winston Choi

What are you looking for in pieces of new piano music? Winston Choi



Winston Choi
Photo by Guy Vivien

First of all, I am looking for something that stimulates and challenges me intellectually, emotionally, and musically. Generally, my first impression (either from looking at a score, listening to a recording, or preferably, both) makes a tremendous influence on my opinion of a piece, but of course that can quickly change. I am looking for music that I can relate to very specifically, as the easier it is for me to identify with a piece, the more lasting appeal it has for me over the long term. Personally, I like to have a balance of music that is both exciting and individualistic, yet is not overly wrapped up in striving for innovation (for its own sake) or commercial appeal.

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