Kinga Augustyn, a violin virtuoso based in New York City, has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She won’t set foot in any of them again for a while.
In just the past few days, she’s had three months of concerts postponed.
The shutdown of music venues caused by coronavirus is throwing many musicians for a loop. Augustyn is searching for ways to stay afloat financially. She has increased the number of student lessons she offers, although that, too, presents issues when conducted remotely.
“My apartment is not an acoustic space,” she said. “And kids cannot tune their violins.”