The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience
— Leo Tolstoy

About Musician’s Well

Musicians don’t often speak too loudly, if at all, of their injuries. But for a musician affected by injury or a debilitating condition, connecting with others who have experienced something similar can make all the difference. There are no answers that apply to every person, but there are stories, and if each story can offer an idea, a fresh perspective, a partial answer, or simply a sense of not being alone, then it is worth collecting and sharing our experiences. 


Curator of Musician's Well, French hornist Angela Cordell Bilger enjoys a freelance career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator in the Philadelphia area. She is second horn with Opera Philadelphia and plays frequently with the Philadelphia Orchestra where she spent the 2008-2009 and 2016-2017 seasons as acting fourth horn. Angela has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s,  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Columbia Sinfonietta, and in many Broadway shows during her years as a freelancer in New York City. In addition, she spent several summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and has toured with Musicians from Marlboro. Angela is an adjunct faculty member at Temple University. She blogs at