Driven: Six Incredible Musical Journeys

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

Over the past few months we’ve been working with Mr. Romeo to publish this book, which follows the musical careers of six exceptional From the Top alumni: violinist Charles Yang, soprano Nadine Sierra, pianist Greg Anderson, trumpet player Matthew Muckey, pianist Clifton Williams, and pianist Dasha Bukhartseva.

Collectively, these stories represent a dynamic cross-section of the next generation of young musicians in America. Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic and a professor at Juilliard, writes of the book, “Driven is an engaging and informative read. For anyone convinced that classical music is dead, this book is refreshing proof to the contrary.”

Through dramatic and detailed storytelling, Driven explores three fundamental questions: What power does music have in our lives? What drives a young person to work so hard at such a difficult art form? How are traditional notions of classical music being expanded and re-imagined?

If you purchase and enjoy the book, we would greatly appreciate a review on the page! Please also spread the word to your friends and families. An e-book version will be available in a few weeks.