Thursday, June 14, 2012
Entreprenurial Montessori Violinist
article of a year ago. As Sims reported, "The Montessori Mafia showed up in an extensive, six-year study about the way creative business executives think."
Cohen is not a business executive exactly. She is first and foremost a violinist--the concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony in Virginia. So she is professionally creative. She is also " the mastermind behind ChamberFest Cleveland, a festival of chamber music that will present its inaugural season Wednesday, June 27, through Sunday, July 1, at several venues."
Cohen models creative entrepreneurial behavior: she had an idea and ran with it; she had the vision, the energy, the organizational skills and the willingness to do what she had never done before. She was willing to risk failure. And she is making a cultural impact on the city where she grew up: Cleveland, Ohio; where she attended Ruffing Montessori School. (full disclosure: one of my former students -- a great kid!)