The past few months have been thrilling, with a busy touring schedule across the US and Europe and some exciting composition projects (more on all this soon), but here I’d like to share two pieces of news from another field of my activities.
First of all, I’m delighted to announce the launch of my latest digital project, IDAGIO Mindfulness. This is a platform on mind and music on IDAGIO, the world’s leading classical music app. You’ll find much content I’ve created, including an audio course called The Mindful Listener that combines meditation training with music appreciation, a series on sleep, bite-sized meditations, various curated playlists and albums, and more. This platform has been more than a year in the making, involving countless hours of content planning, writing and recording. It’s been such a joy and privilege to work with the amazing team at IDAGIO, whose creativity and passion have been a driving force in making this dream a reality. Check it out at the link above, and use code MINDFUL22 here for a free month of IDAGIO Premium+.
On a similar note, I’m excited to share that I’m curating and hosting the symposium Mind Over Music, taking place later this month in Calgary, Canada. Presented as part of the Honens International Piano Competition in association with the University of Calgary and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute with the generous support of the Azrieli Foundation, the symposium explores a range of questions surrounding music competitions in the 21st century, primarily from the perspectives of cognitive science. The events include panel discussions, performances and workshops that touch on topics such as neuroscience, performance psychology, mindfulness, mental health, aesthetics, and music technology. For those of you wishing to tune in online, the whole symposium will be streamed on IDAGIO, so mark your calendars!
I hope you enjoy this new content, and I look forward to sharing more news about my other recent activities soon.