Fascinating story on violinist.com about David John Yeh, who won his first degree in violin performance at the University of New Orleans, before retaining as a brain and spinal surgeon.
And, yes: he still plays.
Gerald Moore wrote: “Being a pianist’s very difficult. If you something easier-become a brain surgeon”
Well, many who contribute here are Rocket Scientists so why not!!!
I knew a neuro-surgeon who was fond of saying: “I’m an amateur violinist and a professional neuro-surgeon and it’s just as well it’s not the other way around.”
Alan Greenspan studied for a year the clarinet at (the reguarly bashed here) Julliard.
We’d all be better off if he’d stuck with the clarinet.
My brain surgeon plays the violin. I thought of that as a bonus.
Neurosurgery requires extremely delicate and precise fingerwork. Violin and/or piano training might be the perfect prerequisite!
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