25. September 2009 · Comments Off on Orchestra Loyalty · Categories: Links

But it does make me wonder if careerism isn’t trumping institutional loyalty among some principal musicians in some quarters of today’s symphonic world.

Star players seem to be jumping from orchestra to orchestra more casually, and more often, barely sticking around long enough to make a lasting imprint on their ensembles. And that’s a pity.

Yet another article about Mathieu Dufour, the Chicago Symphony Flutist who is playing for the LA Phil this year. (I wrote here and here about the situation.)

This one, though, seems to be questioning loyalty of star players these days. Thoughts? (And who are the other players who have recently jumped ship?)

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