Low-stakes because… well, it was playing outside of a bakery.
High-stakes because folks like David Zinman, Gil Shaham, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg were walking by constantly.
Louis was on the orchestral path that so many of us take. But along the way, Louis started to ask “what if?”
What if it was possible to make a career as a chamber music double bassist?
Our story today in three parts:
- Part I – the idea
- Part II – the struggle
- Part III – the lesson
Follow along with Louis and the rest of Sybarite5 on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and look for their new album Outliers soon! Check out the excellent tracks that we featured from Sybarite5 and much more on Spotify.
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