I'm a NYC-based pianist who got sick of the office life, resigned my job, and started renting out concert halls to give out my own concerts. Today I have a concert at Merkin Hall NYC and we're livestreaming the whole thing for free. AMA!
Today's the biggest day of the year for me since this is most likely my only concert this year.
I'm a pianist and composer who was working as a financial analyst for the past 8 years in NYC. Couldn't handle it anymore and called it quits last month. I wasn't getting any chances to play at concert halls so I thought heck why not just rent them out myself and put on my own show? Renting the halls ISN'T cheap but at least I have enough savings for 1-2 concerts.
So last December I rented out Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (!) and performed my debut concert. (turns out, it's surprisingly easy to rent out Carnegie Hall - I had 0 connections and 0 classical music performance experience and they still let me in 😂)
Today, I'm performing at Merkin Hall in NYC, a 440-seat theatre. The concert begins at 7:30PM EST and it will be 90 minutes of my original music + remixes of some classical pieces. My concert info here
In-person tickets cost 35$ but I'm streaming the entire concert for free on my Youtube.
I'm doing some last minute practicing right now but have some time to answer any questions. AMA :)
My instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musicalbasics/
My discord (I'm on it every day): https://bit.ly/2RCfGxd
Some links of my playing, in case you're interested :)
edit: proof here: https://imgur.com/a/uBKeZm8
EDITEDITEDIT: JUST FINISHED THE CONCERT. IT WAS AWESOME!! Thanks to so many of you Redditors who came out on my big day, it was so lovely to see you guys. Ill be combing through the list tomorrow and answering peoples inquiries in more detail since today I didnt have too much time to give full responses