“There is no perfection in art, but we always try to see how close we can get to it even though we know that it's not attainable. That's why students can get a perfect mark on their math or theory, but for performance I question it. If I asked Beethoven to play me one of his sonatas and I gave him a hundred, he would laugh and say ‘Oh come on lady, I can do it very much better! Here, here we go!’ and he would play it much better.”
— Tanya Tkachenko, Musician and Educator.