22. October 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

It was never my goal to achieve fame for fame itself. There’s tremendous fulfillment and pleasure by knowing and feeling that at least from time to time I give others pleasure. It’s not a one-way street, and it’s not at all a selfish act, playing music. At its best it’s a selfless act. And when those moments occur, it’s an indescribable feeling.

-Gary Hoffman

(Mr. Hoffman will be soloing with Symphony Silicon Valley next Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, playing Shostakovich’s first cello concerto. The quote above is from this article by Richard Scheinin.)
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