Tanya Gabrielian

“The thing I hate about classical music is it’s basically a selfish pursuit.”

In one of the most talked-about episodes, activist and award-winning concert pianist Tanya Gabrielian voices her misgivings about the classical music industry. She begins with a performance of Glinka’s “The Lark” and then discusses elitism in music, the highly engineered nature of some musical careers, finding rewards in a lack of pretense, making a living, and her involvement in mental health awareness activism.

Episode 8

Running time: 10 minutes

Posted on February 1, 2015 .