A very interesting article, nice angle, that is very much worth reading by every aspiring professional musicians. Food for thought:
"Who are the conductors of these ensembles? And how did fate bring them to this point in their careers? Are they content to ply their craft on the fringes, away from the spotlight of big-time classical music? And was this the vision they had of themselves when they were young aspiring musicians and would-be conductors?"
Read it here.