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The Steinway piano - with its beauty and power - is the perfect medium for expressing the performer's art, drama and poetry.

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The brick of my life is music, but the mortar is faith.

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I'm not a success, I'm a sensation.

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But classical music is not entertainment, and I feel viciously strong about that. Classical music is forever. Entertainment is something that is here today, and may be gone tomorrow.

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Everything I chose, I had already played in concert.

For the competition, I wanted to pick pieces I know that people like.

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An artist can be truly evaluated only after he is dead.

At the very 11th hour, he might do something that will eclipse everything else.

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Music is like painting in sound. You take it into your inner heart and never lose it. It's eternally mysterious.

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If you hold onto the beauty and inspiration and the clarity that is music, you will have an anchor, you will not be too far swayed by what the world is

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