Can I Become a Professional Pianist?

by Dhirendra
(London)

Can you earn a living playing the piano in front of public? How can you get recognized? I can play Beethoven piano Sonata Pathetique
and I have only done 5 grades.

ANSWER

Hi, Dhirendra--

Congratulations on your accomplishments!

The field of Concert Piano Performance is a worthy goal but VERY limited. Most concert pianists begin competitions at a very early age and there are very limited spaces for these performers.

You could study music in college and perform at workshops and small concert venues. Many college music professors have performance gigs.

You don't mention your age, but I would suggest that you continue with your m

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