1. Tell me about your artistic life
I am a composer and bandoneon player. I mostly work with symphony orchestras and chamber music.
2. What are you currently working on right now?
Currently writing 2 double concertos for clarinet-bandoneon and violin-bandoneon, both with string orchestra, piano and percussion.
3. What visa are you on right now?
4. Tell me about any difficulties you may have faced while applying for the visa?
Getting documents signed, since most artists are busy traveling. Some times finding a petitioner.
5. Do you have any advice for people who might want to apply for the same visa as you?
Try not to pay for petitioner, I've heard many young artist have paid for someone to be their petitioner when most of the time it can be your friend/colleague. Meet with your lawyer first and make sure your recommendation letters and contracts are ready to be signed before you ask your contractors-colleagues to sign the documents.
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