Younger generation are encouraged to take the advantage of today’s social media. Also, doing educational or community projects are a good route to get young (newly set up) ensemble to get work and exposure. Lastly, Prof. Bissill gave a very useful advice to young players. “…be determined to succeed to make their marks on the music world. Enthusiasm and dedication are paramount. If they want to enjoy a long, successful and enjoyable career they must be armed with a thick skin to withstand everything they will encounter. An inner self confidence is vital to help sustain through the ups and downs that they will experience. The ability to self-examine is useful too! Be sociable and always treat your fellow musicians with respect, especially the older ones.”
And here is the London Brass performing a cool piece by John Bull called the Chicken!
12. Any word of advice for young professional musicians who are about to go to into the ‘real’ world? What do they need to prepare?
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Heads up to Thai readers!
Richard Bissill is coming to Thailand!! as a jury of the 5th Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition in Bangkok. He, along with other jury members, will give a performance on July 22, 2017 at 7pm, and will give a master class on July 24, 2017 from 9am to 4pm! All events are at Sangita Vadhana Hall, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music and are all free of charge!