December 31, 2017

2017 has been the best year of my life. I've experienced incredible joy and happiness of all kinds. Below are my highlights of 2017, bloopers (that I may delete later), and plans for 2018.

2017 Highlights

(Not in any particular order)-

1. I finally released my first...

November 30, 2017

This morning, my sister Diana and I went to see my favorite artist Yayoi Kusama's exhibit, "Festival of Life," at the David Zwirner Gallery here in NYC. You can watch the video below or read more about Yayoi HERE. Diana and I thanked the weather gods above fo...

November 20, 2017

Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) as a Guest Artist where I gave a lecture ("The Art of Living and Producing the Dream: A Workshop for Emerging and Determined Artists"), masterclass, and a solo recital ("Kaleidoscope Dreams")...

November 6, 2017

As I finished writing my lecture that I'm giving at Cal Poly Pomona later this week, "The Art of Living and Producing the Dream," I thought of the setbacks and lessons I learned while recording my debut album, "A House of Many Rooms: New Concert Music by Fred Hersch."...

September 29, 2017

Next to music, reading and books have been a great passion of mine, and I've been a serious reader my whole life. They provided a huge escape for me while I was growing up. My favorite writers are Haruki Murakami, Junot Diaz, Banana Yoshimoto, Julia Alvarez, Wally Lamb...

August 22, 2017

"Being on stage and performing brought out the best in me- even BETTER than what I could produce in the practice room." This is an excerpt from the TEDx Talk I gave, "Performing Through Fear," this past weekend at TEDxFondduLac, and I'm happy th...

August 1, 2017

I just got back from a very intense week at The Art of Practicing Institute Summer Program held at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I met beautiful souls, heard real music-making, and had a transformative learning experience. I know that I'm a different person than...

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