NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist VC Artist Timothy Chooi — "Things to Know Before Becoming a Professional Musician"

The American-Canadian violinist relates to aspiring professional musicians by providing advice on what he wished he knew prior to becoming one himself

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Timothy talks us through various topics regarding professional musicianship, including the importance of saying "no," it being more than just being a "great musician," and not getting distracted by other musicians' successes.

The Queen Elisabeth and and Joseph Joachim International Competition major prize winner also discusses how being a professional musician is like running your own small business, and how the field is not always glamorous ...