Greatness comes with a price. And in the case of musicians, that price is hours and hours of practice.
That point was brought home recently right here at our Boston showroom. As you may know, the upper floors of Steinert Hall on Boylston Street contain numerous practice rooms and teaching studios.
This week the music emanating from one of our practice rooms was at a higher level, as Joseph Silverstein, former concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, spent several hours working with Max Levinson, Steinway Artist and professor at Boston Conservatory.
The setting was casual – no tuxedoes. But the effort was still intense as the two artists worked on several complex pieces. It was a genuine treat for those of us who were able to witness the collaboration between these accomplished masters.