A good performance

A good performance is one that moves me. But it is not only the passion and emotion expressed in a performance that move me, it is also allowing the clarity of the structure, as well as the different characters, to shine through, a well-judged balance, a sense of architecture of the whole piece and, at the same time, a sense that it unfolds naturally from the first note to the last.

Mihai Ritivoiu, Romanian pianist.
“Young Artist Interview: Mihai Ritivoiu”, The Musicians’ Company, https://wcom.org.uk/news/yeoman-interview-mihai-ritivoiu/, accessed 21 February 2021.