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How Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman discovered she was a 'fake violinist' and her dream orchestra was a sham

In her early 20s, Hindman fulfilled a lifelong dream to play violin in a prominent orchestra, but she soon realized that it was all a sham because the orchestra used pre-recorded music to fool its audiences.
Author Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman. (Vanessa Borer/jessicahindman.com)
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As a child, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman aspired to be a successful violinist.

In her early 20s, Hindman was offered the chance to play violin in a prominent orchestra that toured across the U.S., but she soon realized that it was all a sham. At every show, the orchestra used pre-recorded music to fool its audience into thinking it was coming from live instruments.

In a conversation with q's Tom Power, Hindman takes us through this unbelievable discovery, which is the basis for her new memoir, Sounds Like Titanic.

— Produced by ​Tyrone Callender

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