“The Birth of an Orchestra”
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In 1997, QJ founded and launched a professional symphony orchestra.
Not the sort of everyday story of entrepreneurism you’d have heard a million times.
In his fascinating story of passion, bloody-mindedness, financial foolhardiness, and grim determination to take on the Arts Sector in all its might, QJ engages us in a unique journey that would make many a hardened entrepreneur question their own madness!
Despite the orchestra’s undeniable success, we also learn why such a dinosaur of the cultural landscape of Britain is doomed, and why, despite the best of intentions, the reaching of wider and more culturally diverse audiences is the holy grail!