Judges like this are crushing young talentmain
In her Living the Classical Life interview today, Joyce DiDonato recalled the vocal expert in London who, 20 years ago, told her that she had nothing to offer as an artist.
She politely refrained from naming the man.
But we know who he is, and where he lives.
He was then, and is still now, considered an authority on the singing voice.
He sits on commissions and competition juries. And he tells young people ‘you have nothing to say as an artist.’
Classical music nurtures such negative spirits.
It’s time we kept them away from contact with young people.
Joyce survived the treatment. Many others did not.