Neil started improvising on a baby piano at the age of 5. His mentors, conductors Leonard Bernstein and Herbert van Karajan, illustrated the importance of two monumental tasks: feeling/understanding the music and rehearsing it economically. Advice for young musicians: don’t spend time wanting to “be somebody,” you already are.
Musicians of Rochester: Neil Varon
By Bridget Kinneary • Aug 26, 2016