You’re playing the Paganini Rhapsodyaround Australia. Does the work have special meaning for you?

I played it in teens first, very badly, in a half-learned sort of way with a youth orchestra somewhere in the Midlands. It was not a distinguished thing, so I put it aside. Not long after I’d won the Naumburg in 1985 I got a call from my manager who said, “Someone’s cancelled at the Hollywood Bowl in two days...

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