Has there been a time in your life where you’ve looked to someone to guide you? Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra is a musician whose life was changed by her mentor. Join her for engaging interviews with artists as they share personal stories of deep connection that will warm your heart and inspire you....whatever you do and wherever you are on your path.
Musicians, artists, writers, and doctors often have impressive bios. What those bios don't reveal are the personal stories of deep connection between student and mentor. In this podcast, guests recount how their mentor's approach spills over into life at large. Upcoming guests include pianists Jeffrey Chappell and Paul Orgel, violinists Laurie Smukler and Nicholas Kitchen, legendary flutist Paula Robison, the remarkable illustrator Armando Veve, a Forbes Magazine Thirty Under Thirty designee, celebrated physician and top-tier tuba player Eli Newberger, and Rob Mermin, the magical mastermind behind Vermont's Circus Smirkus.
In the first full episode of Muse Mentors, pianist Jeffrey Chappell reflects on his life and his formative mentorships first with pianist Jane Allen, and later with the legendary Leon Fleisher. Jeffrey reveals his early childhood genesis story with the piano; his studies at the Curtis Institute and Peabody Conservatory, and path that led him to an astounding last minute concerto performance substitution for one of the great pianists of the 20th century Claudio Arrau. Jeffrey addresses overcoming challenges and adversity and speaks about his lifelong meditation practice and his book Answers from Silence.
“His technique is mastered to the point that one forgets it. The heart rules the fingers."
–Le Soir, Brussels
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