The joy of making music quickly restores your equilibrium
All young musicians starting their careers should keep an open mind and always say yes to new opportunities – you just don’t know where they might lead.
Never lose sight of the reason you chose to be a musician. Through the ups and downs, I’ve found that the joy of making music quickly restores your equilibrium.
Always remember that performing isn’t necessarily the only road to take. When I started off, I never considered doing anything else, but looking back I wouldn’t change my career for the world.
Working in higher education, especially during the current fiscal climate, requires determination and strong nerves – but of course it’s worth it.
Be prepared. I once forgot my black socks and had to resort to borrowing my girlfriend’s tights for a performance – not an experience I would recommend to any self-respecting young musician.
Photo: Tas Kypriano