Kyu-Young Kim, principal second violinist of the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, has won an audition to join the NY Philharmonic. He is one of several who are leaving town since the orchestra management slammed down the shutters in October in a bid to slash wages by up to two-thirds. His success demonstrates the quality of players in the besieged ensembles.
One by one, musicians are leaving St Paul and Minneapolis, draining creative life from the twin cities. It’s a cultural tragedy, scripted by a pair of tough-talking boards and feeble managements.
See also here for a musician who fled still further.