A Reflection on Vermonters in Classical Music

An interesting story by renowned Vermont critic Jim Lowe.

Can Vermonters, coming from a rural state without the tradition of the intense competitive music education of urban areas, turn out musicians who will be successful on the world stage? The answer, of course, is yes, but our young classical musicians do face a real challenge. Here are a few that I’ve had a personal relationship with. Perhaps best known is pianist and conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn.
— Jim Lowe