A Young Afghan Musician’s Life Has Completely Changed, Thanks to a Mentor from Across the Globe
When David Bilger, a trumpeter with the Philadelphia Orchestra, received an email from a young musician from Afghanistan, he could have never imagined where it would lead. That young musician was 17-year-old trumpet player Baset Azizi. Baset reached out to David because he wanted to take his music to the next level, but couldn't find any local mentors. David agreed to mentor him over the web, which helped Baset gain acceptance to the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Watch the pair’s inspiring story.