Versatility and entrepreneurial bent key to becoming a model of a modern major musician
I can't spend more than 30 seconds at the Royal Conservatory or University of Toronto's Faculty of Music without wondering how all these talented kids are going to earn their daily bread when they graduate.
A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that thinking beyond the traditional models is essential these days, when you need to line up behind 200 other equally accomplished people for each orchestral audition.
The article begins with the story of cellist Zoe Keating, who plays for us, below.
The article is well worth reading, I think, whether you are a listener or performer. You can find it here.