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"An illuminating introduction to the trials and triumphs of the classical musician." New York Times Sunday Book Review

"Informative, perceptive, lively and accurate."
Gary Graffman, Curtis Institute

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"For twenty years, I've assigned these profiles to my students as a means of understanding themselves and their art. Epstein has a gift for making the sometimes remote world of classical music seem familiar without sacrificing its majesty and mystery."
Jonathan Baldo, Eastman School of Music

"I use her book as a model for my students in teaching them both the profile form and how to provoke subjects into revealing themselves on the page."
Megan Marshall, Emerson College, Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing