The well known and well-respected British pianist, John Lill talks about how important it is to be mentally and physically fit to give concerts on a regular basis, and how he manages that himself. He discusses his views on competitions, what inspiration means to him and how he often feels guided by a greater intelligence than himself in his performances.
Some of his stories about noisy audiences are very funny. Why, he asks, when phones go off, or other noisy distractions, always seem happen in the slow movement? And how he had just given a concert in which, amazingly, a man’s wooden leg had fallen down from the dress circle into the stalls!