Are conservatoires preparing young string players for the music world?

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Violinist and professor Rodney Friend argues that music colleges are admitting too many students in the first place

The future for the next generation of string players is a serious and delicate problem, and it must be examined and addressed with absolute honesty and a strong sense of reality. Therefore, it is the duty of all teachers and institutions to make it clear to young players that the music profession will only cater for, and offer an adequate lifestyle to, three levels of players...

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