“For me, making music felt inadequate.”
That’s what noted pianist Simone Dinnerstein said about the days she spent in lockdown last spring, as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged New York City and spread across the U.S.
Conditions became unsafe for musicians to rehearse and perform together, and concert halls were closed.
So Dinnerstein, a globetrotting concert pianist, was forced to stay home. A certain quiet set in. And making her own noise – even on the beloved Steinway grand in her Brooklyn home – just didn’t seem to make sense.