Ania Bard-Schwarz
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I invite you to listen to my music and read my stories which make up who I am as a performer and a person.

One of my absolute favourite American poets, Walt Whitman, says this about Music:

"That Music Always Round Me"

That music always round me, unceasing, unbeginning,

yet long untaught I did not hear,

But now the chorus I hear and am elated,

A tenor, strong, ascending with power and health,

with glad notes of daybreak I hear,

A soprano at intervals sailing buoyantly over the tops

of immense waves,

A transparent bass shuddering lusciously under and

through the universe,

The triumphant tutti, the funeral wailings with sweet

flutes and violins, all these I fill myself with,

I har not the volumes of sound merely, I am moved

by the exquisite meanings,

I listen to the different voices winding in and out,

striving, contending with fiery vehemence to

excel each other in emotion;

I do not think performers know themselves

but now I think I begin to know them.