Anyway, Hi, My name is Michael. I'm a piano performance major at the cleveland institute of music, and I am hell-bent on making piano performance my career, even if it means living off of pasta and canned tuna for the rest of my life. My very incomplete list of pianistic heroes includes Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Sergei Rachmaninov, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Claudio Arrau, Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu, Myra Hess, Benno Moisevich, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Krysian Zimmerman, and...okay, okay, I'll stop...as you can see, I don't like to narrow these things down.
Anyway, I was happy to stumble upon this community, so I hope that it isn't completely dead. :-)