‘Out of 10 violin prodigies, one will attempt suicide, two become alcoholics’
October 22, 2015 by norman lebrecht
From a new study of 100 child violinists by Izabela Wagner: ‘For every ten students, one will attempt suicide, one will become mentally ill, two will become alcoholics, two will slam doors and jettison the violin out the window, three will work as violinists, and perhaps one will become a soloist.’
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