Driven: Six Incredible Musical Journeys

We are thrilled to announce that Driven: Six Incredible Musical Journeys by Nick Romeo is now available to purchase on! 

Also available as an e-book.

From the slums of Ukraine to the halls of Manhattan’s elite Juilliard School, Driven tells the stories of six incredible From the Top alumni creating a life in music in the modern world. At a time when classical music seems doomed to irrelevance, these young musicians have found ways to perfect and re-invent an old art form and share it with people around the world.

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Click here to download a free chapter about soprano Nadine Sierra (featured in video at the right)

Praise for Driven:

“Driven is an engaging and informative read. For anyone convinced that classical music is dead, this book is refreshing proof to the contrary.”

-Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic and Violin Faculty, The Juilliard School

"Driven reveals a new artistic sensibility by some of today’s leading young artists. These talented performers boldly engage their audiences with all musics, styles, and settings. Economic barriers are removed, new media are employed, and the concert experience is truly shared between artist and listener. Nick Romeo not only chronicles the new face of classical music but also a new heard as well!”

-Robert Blocker, The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music, Yale University.

Driven is available at a competitive discount for bulk, educational, and fundraising orders. Please contact Eleanor Dowling at for details.