In 1967, Austrian pianist and music scholar Paul Badura-Skoda wrote an essay addressed to his students. He then passed that on to his friend, my piano teacher, Eva Anastasiadou-Stange.
Shortly before she died in 1997, Eva gave me a copy of the essay.
This is my personal, lived version of that text.
“Essence” is a visual essay on creativity and inspiration, a meditation on the challenges facing each and every one of us – a tribute to our shared humanity and need for hope, faith and love.
Directed by Roman Gerodimos (UK)