Tuesday, February 20, 2007

New World Symphony in the NY Times

There is an article about the New World Symphony (an orchestral training academy located in Miami Beach) in the Feb 18 edition of the New York Times. I held a piano fellowship at this institution for 2 years from 2000-02 and learned a great deal about professional performance in orchestral and chamber music situations. For anyone who has an interest in how accomplished, young classical musicians train and prepare for orchestral performance careers, read this article. You also get some interesting tidbits on music from the group's music director, Michael Tilson Thomas, with whom I worked in many capacities as a pianist there.