In September this year, I was so fortunate to sit in a room with my UNICEF colleagues for a solo recital Jan performed as part of our annual conference. That was the first time he made me cry (with Chopin's Nocturne)...
So yes, he's talented AND he generously gives his time to help children who don't have his privilege...
About his future, Jan says:
"My goal for sure is not a quick career but life with music."
About music he says:
"Music is an expression of humanity; it is something that we are all touched by. Music is a language, it can communicate with people internationally, without any barriers."
About the mounting fame around him, he says:
"As Jerry Garcia said, "fame is an illusion." In a way, what I am doing is against all odds. I am from Calgary. I am not studying in a prestigious, famous school, I don't have a powerful "heavy-weight" teacher. My parents aren't musicians. By saying this, I am trying to emphasize that anybody, anywhere, not only musicians, can be successful with a love for what they are doing. Of course, it requires dedication and a lot of luck. I have been very privileged to meet many people willing to help me. I am also working hard."
This TartanFrog is a fan!!!