The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes -- ah, that is where the art resides. --- Artur Schnabel

Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near. --- Fritz Kreisler

If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.--- Jascha Heifetz

There is no top. There are always further heights to reach. --- Jascha Heifetz

Art begins where technic ends. There can be no real art development before one's technic is firmly established. --- Leopold Auer

But the truth is I have no method--unless you want to call purely natural lines of development, based on natural principles, a method--and so, of course, there is no secret about my teaching. --- Leopold Auer

The one great point I lay stress on in teaching is never to kill the individuality of my various pupils. --- Leopold Auer

Practice should represent the utmost concentration of brain. It is better to play with concentration for two hours than to practice eight without. --- Leopold Auer

There is only one way in which a student can become an artist--and that is to have a teacher who can teach! --- Leopold Auer


Photo Gallery

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, 12 February 2008
Conductor Roberto Benzi, Durban, South Africa, 8 February 2008
Music Fans, Durban, South Africa, 8 February 2008
The Opening Ceremony of the State Grand Theatre for Performing Arts, Beijing, China, 22 December 2007
With Conductor Zheng Xiaoying, Xiamen, 18 May 2007
With Prof. Zheng Shisheng and Prof. Ding Zhinuo, Shanghai, June 2006
Master class, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, June 2006
After master class, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, June 2006
Organization Staff, Indianapolis Concert, January 2006
Musicians, Indianapolis Concert, January 2006
Musicians of the World Chamber, Germany, 2005
After Concert in Milan, Italy, November 2004
With Conductor Xieyang Chen during the Chinese Cultuer Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2004
Chinese Cultuer Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2004
Concert with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Xieyang Chen, Washington, USA, 1 October 2003
Russian Music Festival, 2000
Congratulation from the Jury at the ARD Competition in Munich, Germany, 1999
Concert on Paganini’s Violin “Cannon”, Genoa, Italy, 21 May 1995