February 9, 2016

I had a very special evening last night at the Kennedy Center.  Once again, I saw that culture has no boundaries and can inspire and unite people from around the globe.


Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra was visiting from China to perform at the Kenned...

January 21, 2013

Culture not only brings us beauty, inspiration, hope and excitement, but it can also take us into a wonderland with lasting sense of euphoria.


We East Coast premiered Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with The National...

June 15, 2012

Washington National Opera’s Director of Artistic Operations Christina Scheppelmann will be leaving us at the end of November after more than ten years with the company…


Just one year ago, I was very sad to say goodbye to Maestro Domingo from WNO afte...

May 1, 2012

For many years, people have found inspiration, unity, and hope from music and the arts.  And there is something magical about hearing familiar tunes.  When I hear or play a well-known piece, I have a calm feeling of nostalgia and peacefulness. I am i...

March 29, 2012

Culture unites people from around the world and can give them hope and inspiration.


In January, I played in the Kennedy Center Orchestra in the US debut of a new symphony entitled Hannibal Barca. We played to a full house of over 1,000 people!


The Em...

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