Music is not just a virtuosity competition.
I’m a very hard critic on myself in everything I do. With loving myself and music and my talent, I’m my worst critic.
I’ve been luckier than anybody I know. Luckier than all of the children in my family, all of whom were more interesting or more talented or smarter than me. So when things have happened that have been sad and difficult, I don’t feel the need to complain about them.
It’s one thing to have the gift, the ability and the talent. You need to put the work into it yourself, whether staring at video, starting early, preparation. You never take that for granted.