"You Can't Do That!" And How I Did

“These 2 things don’t belong together. Be a model, or be a classical musician. You can’t do both!”

When I began my journey as The Shirtless Violinist last summer, I knew the idea would ruffle some feathers in the classical music world. As evidenced by the real comment above, some people in the community have a rather narrow perspective with little room for exploration and possibly ZERO room for — gasp! — being sexy.

Say what?! 

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Sex & Violins: The Journey from Sheltered to Shirtless

Growing up in America’s bible belt with an ultra conservative mother and two younger siblings, I would never have imagined that one day I would answer to the name “Shirtless Violinist.” Had my mother ever dreamed such a thing could be realized, I am sure she would have immediately traded in my beloved violin for a harpsichord (because, honestly, “The Shirtless Harpsichordist” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.)

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