Originally Posted by mixmixmix
massaki - hear your pain. Classical music is being kept alive by musicians who pick those careers out of love for music, not career or money. Classical music will never die. It does not need saving, it's eternal. It requires certain sacrifices. No more or less than to be a recording engineer or a bus driver.
IT WILL NOT BE AN EASIER LIFE FOR YOUR KID TO BE A LAWYER OR DOCTOR.
All the best to your daughter in whatever career path she will choose.
Thanks for your kind words, and I totally agree with you. Somebody in the world will keep classical music out of love for music, from historical views.
On the flip side, in my opinion, those beliefs of 'classical never had died and will never die', or just let the fact pass by with a word like 'it's sad' or 'sorry', are the main reason classical music at professional level
is in a shrinking trend.
As a parent, I hope she gets into the 'business' by becoming a good teacher with established resume (i.e. graduate from a top school). That seems the only way to bring steady income for her future family.
Edit: as a side note, my daughter is going to NYC to perform at Weil recital hall @Carnegie as a winner of American heritage competition, and made a tour plan to visit some other places like Julliard music school and some classical music venues. Obviously, we have to cross out NYC opera. Does anybody know other places worth touring in NYC, for exclusively classical performance?