Quotation by Leila Josefowicz

You're playing serious music, and you want to be taken seriously. When they get my age wrong on the program, I wish they'd make me older.
Leila Josefowicz (b. c. 1973), U.S. violinist. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 39 (October 3, 1993).

On being treated as a violin "prodigy" rather than a serious adult violinist. A student at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, she had already been a soloist with major orchestras and had appeared on television shows.
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