Vignettes of a Pianist enters the literary world amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
By: Megan Yim
An artist’s journey has been captured endlessly across human history; in films, television series, musicals, and virtually all artistic formats. In Vignettes of a Pianist, Megan Yim writes an anthology of what she calls “vignettes”—descriptive scenes that capture the untold and hidden psyches of an aspiring piano student and now teacher.
The pandemic has affected everyone on the globe in a spectrum of ways that have been certainly uncertain and unprecedented. But what remains promising and true for Megan and artists alike is the words that literature continues to provide for audiences. The comfort of someone else’s experience and sentiments described in paragraphs line by line offers a sense of human connection that can often be pushed to the background amidst the Zoom call and FaceTime lifestyle that we in the first world are so accustomed to.
In Vignettes, Megan retells the very real, gratifying and sometimes heartbreaking moments of her life as a pianist. Moments such as the lonely hours of practicing, walking up to the stage at a recital, the pressures of family and society, and more. What the book does not do, however, is mask the innate privilege that is the nature of being a successful and accomplished pianist: the amount of hard work, money, and support that one needs to build a solid foundation to aspire to be a musician is unmistakably included in this work.
Vignettes of a Pianist is currently available online for pre-order on Golden Brick Road Publishing House, Amazon, Indigo Books and Music, Barnes and Noble, Target, and many more.
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