Drew Mays – September 20, 2009

May 20, 2009 by  
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Drew Mays

Drew Mays

Birmingham ophthalmologist Drew Mays isn’t the first to excel in classical music as an avocation, but he is in rare company.Alexander Borodin, the Russian composer of symphonies, quartets and opera, was a well-known chemist. American composer Charles Ives made a successful living in the insurance business. By the time Ignacy Jan Paderewski became the third prime minister of Poland, he was a brilliant pianist and composer. Composer and critic Cesar Cui was a career officer in the Russian army.

Rather than becoming conflicted over his dual path in medicine and music, Mays celebrates it, and hopes other talented young musicians will follow suit.

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