Interview

Since when have you been involved in music and how did you decide to start?
I started playing music when I was 4. My parents really wanted to enroll me in piano lessons and here it was an opportunity that my kindergarten provided.

Which song do you remember most vividly from your childhood?
I think that like any small child, one of the brightest songs in my mind will always remain "The White Bunny". On reflection, however, I realize that there is another song that has remained as a clear association with childhood - "Ice Girl" by D2.

Who are the artists you have listened to and played the most?
One of the artists - the composers I listen to and play the most - is Dmitry Shostakovich. Ever since his first piece, which I played as a child, "Three Fantastic Dances", his music spoke to me so clearly and distinctly, faster and closer than anything I had ever played. I adore all his work - the 10th symphony, his concerto for cello and orchestra, preludes and fugues, 8th string quartet and many, many more works.

In which musical style are you most advanced?
Certainly in classical music.

What does music give you?
"Where the words end, the music begins." Music for me is the most direct and easy way to show a palette of emotions, feelings, thoughts, torments, both to yourself and to the audience.

Why did you decide to start teaching music?
I believe that a person learns all his life. Just as I think I can give a lot to people who are just getting into music, I think I can learn a lot about myself, as a person and a musician, through them.

What is the most important thing to learn in music?
The most important thing is to learn to speak through music. One, two, five hooked tones mean nothing if the music tells you and captivates.

What is RockSchool for you?
RockSchool is an amazing opportunity to do what I have dedicated and dedicated so many years to, as well as to meet new and interesting individuals.

Which music is valuable to you?
I don't know if the "most valuable" music can be determined. The most sincere and expressive for me is classic.

What's the most extravagant thing you've heard lately?
Recently I was at a concert of works by our very famous Bulgarian composer, written in the last 2-3 years. By the way, he is already 85! I would say that I found many things unseen before, such as musical techniques, ideas, timbres of different instruments, as well as their different capabilities, as well as the musicians themselves. I would describe it as extravagant, but also very interesting.

Do you have a dream related to music?
There are places in the world I would like to play. I really want to hear one of my favorite conductors (Gergiev) live again, to hear Misha Maiski (my very favorite cellist) live. Besides, since my life is not just about listening to classical music, I would like to see two of my favorite bands live (for information - Korn and Tool).

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