Today the blog for the National Museum of Women in the Arts posted an interview with pianist Sofja Gübadomova as a precursor to a performance that Gübadomova will be giving at NMWA tonight at 7:30.
When asked, “What’s your best advice to girls who are considering a career in music?” she responded:
Choose another profession as long as it’s not too late! Seriously, believe in yourself and don’t let anyone, even someone whom you consider as the best teacher ever, bring you away from YOUR own way if you feel that it’s the right one. Fight for your ideas, even if later you realize that maybe you’ve been wrong. Learn to be strong and don’t let anyone frighten you with authority, traditions, etc…
You can follow the link to the full (though short) interview here.