Over spring break, a Lawrence pianist was given the opportunity to perform at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Ark. Krystle Maczka, a freshman piano major, performed selections by Brahms and Beethoven in dedication of the grand piano recently donated to the Clinton Foundation. Here are a few words from this surprisingly talented musician.Where are you from and what’s your major?
El Dorado, Arkansas
How long have you been playing music?
I was born playing piano. Kind of like how Superman was born with his cape.
When did you decide to pursue music seriously in college?
I decided to pursue music seriously when I went to Interlochen for high school.
Are there any artists or performers who have been particularly inspirational to you?
No, I believe it’s important to be your own inspiration.
What do you hope to accomplish with your music?
The therapeutic qualities music brings to listeners and performers alike is what I strive to achieve.
Can you tell us about your experience performing at the Clinton Library?
It was exciting. There were 150 people there from all over the state, including many musicians and trustees from the Clinton Foundation. I’ve been invited — hopefully in the near future — to return to the library to play for the former president and dignitaries he brings to Arkansas.
What are your goals for the future, either near or far?
I would really like to tell you, but it’s a secret .