This was brought to my attention by a good friend who is familiar with the general theme of my teaching, and has been witness to some of my greatest triumphs, most of which sprung from the sting of utter failure. It ties in nicely with my upcoming seminar series about The Talent Code, where the author states (and I agree) that adversity is essential to becoming an expert at anything. I believe that is true of the cello and of life in general.

J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.