Jessie Montgomery enjoys an active career as a composer and violinist, with a steady stream of premieres scheduled in the upcoming season, most notably by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Young People’s Chorus of New York in fall 2016. As a violinist, she performs regularly with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and maintains a presence within the freelance chamber music scene in New York City. Her music is being performed throughout the country in live performance and radio.
In this episode composer and violinist Jessie Montgomery shares how she’s built a career writing chamber music.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Yo-Yo Ma
- Silk Road Ensemble
- Records from a Vanishing City
- Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
- Negotiating Commission Fees
- Alex Shapiro Episodes (Part 1, and Part 2)
- Getting commissions
- Sphinx Organization
- Catalyst Quartet
- Promoting Your Music
- Keeping the dialogue open
- Being available
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