Valerie Dueck (classical pianist, teacher, vocal coach) has moved at least 25 times in the past 20 years.
She’s lived in the Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Kazakhstan, and most recently in Switzerland.
Now based in Ottawa, Valerie provides a unique perspective on Canada’s place in the global arts and culture scene.
[00:02:05] Relearning how to be social.
[00:04:19] Bernadette, the traveling piano.
[00:09:45] Opera's struggle in Ottawa.
[00:13:37] Funding challenges in music education.
[00:16:07] Promotion of Canadian culture.
[00:21:18] Art is not entertainment.
[00:25:07] Canadian identity in classical music.
[00:29:51] Underfunding the arts.
[00:35:08] Redefining Success
[00:39:22] Discovering true core values.
[00:43:36] Making mistakes and uncovering layers.
[00:46:14] Being generous with ourselves.
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